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Fragmentation, Memory and the Loss of Self

  Fragmentation, Memory and the Loss of Self: Michael Ondaatje’s book of poetry Handwriting Cari Lynn Vaughn, 2000  To do Michael Ondaatje justice when writing about him, it appears as if one must use poetry to describe his poetry.  Many … Continue reading

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Sharon’s Spiritual Similes

Sharon’s Spiritual Similes Cari Gilkison, Critical Writing Winter 1995      Sharon Olds uses similes to help convey the idea that physical love and spiritual love in her poem “Sex without Love.”  Throughout the poem she compares lovers to dancers, ice-skates … Continue reading

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Passenger

April 27, 2004 Passenger     “Have you been the broken one, lying by the side of the road, waiting for a Good Samaritan, but no one has the time to ask, why are you bleeding?  And are you going far?” … Continue reading

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