Monday, January 23, 2017

Song VII

1) The poets vanity died before the sight of the addressee.

2) The speaker wants to learn music from the "master poet". Maybe a better interpretation is that she wants to dedicate her life to the art of music and its study.

3) The steps the speaker has taken to make her life simple and straight include removing her adornments and by attempting to live life plainly by showing no pride for dress and decorations.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

My South Haven

I don't spend that much time in South Haven. The town itself holds no real meaning to me. I know where some things are, like the police station and the school but that's all they are to me. I don't really have any memories of any significance here, and I spend no more time here then I have too.

Because I could not stop for death


  1. children at play, fields of grain, and the setting sun

A Swelling of the Ground – 
The Roof was scarcely visible – 
The Cornice – in the Ground
3. The house symbolises the grave.

sonnet 73


  1. age, death and love
  2. The way they love causes them to love what they can not have
  3. between 4 and 5, 8 and 9, 12 and 13

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Ozymandias


  1. the sculptor
  2. power is only temporary
  3. Ozymandias is the kind of guy that would commission a sculpture to say "look how great I am" 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Social Media Questions


Should social media should be taken into account when enrolling in a college or trade school? Well that's a complicated question. On one side monitoring prospects social media could help keep bad people out of higher education but on the other hand higher education is caving to demands of PC people and it would only be a matter of time before it is used against people with the "wrong" thoughts.

When asked if I think kids are more worried about being a character then having character I say that is mostly true. Its a both a nature and a culture thing. Most kids here in South Haven care more about acting cool then being trustworthy. I would also like to say that they care more about acting cool then being cool.  


Schools don't really prepare students for the future. The school system is used to create little brainwashed cubicle workers and it teaches useless things. How often will I use half the stuff I was taught. In my first school most of what I was taught was African history, I didn't even learn to read until I was eleven. 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Loveliest of trees

The speaker views the tree in spring, because they are hung with bloom and is near easter.

The speaker has little time left in his life, so he wishes to spend more time with the tree.

The speaker values nature, and is very old 70 I think.