American Lit – Blog Review #7

For this review, I decided to look at Sibel’s interpretation of Eliot’s poem, ‘The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock’.

“Hey, Sibel,

I really enjoyed reading your interpretation of Eliot’s poem ‘The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock’. It gave some great insight into his work and it shows that you have a pretty solid grasp when it comes to Eliot’s poetry. While I was not a big fan of Eliot I think after reading your review of his poem I may have to give him another go.

Good luck with the rest of the unit!



American Lit – Blog Review #6

For this review, I looked at Victoria’s take on Robert Frost’s Poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.

“Hey Victoria,

I had to review someone else who also enjoyed Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening as it was my favourite poem we looked at in the tutorials by far, and I think we like it for very much the same reason. it’s ambiguity. I never even thought about it as nature being the saviour but looking back at the poem now I can completely see how you interpreted this which I think adds to how amazing this poem truly is, that despite multiple readings people are able to find new ways to look at and interpret the piece.

Good luck with the rest of the Unit!


American Lit – Blog Review #5

For blog #5 I decided to review Josh’s take on Du Boi’s “Colour Line”.

“Hey, Josh,

I think your spot on about the “colour line” term by Du Bois, and after reading the scenes in tutorials and then looking to our present I agree that the “colour line” has definitely faded over time, and hopefully continues to fade to the point were people stop being so shitty and just treat others equally regardless of race.

Good luck with the rest of the unit!


American Lit – Blog Review #4

For the 4th blog review, I reviewed Rachel’s great piece that shows her fondness for Mark Twain’s writing and how it affects her.

“Hey Rachel,

I really enjoyed reading how this one verse could have such a powerful effect on you and I have to say after reading both Twain’s and your own writing I might just have to give laying under a tree a go next time I’m feeling stressed out. I loved your use of simple descriptive language to bring forth such a pleasant and comforting feelings of enjoying so simple as relaxing under the shade of a tree.

Good luck with the rest of the Unit!


American Literature – Blog Review #3

For this review, I looked at Yasmin’s Blog on the Emily Dickinson movie “A quiet Passion”

Hey Yasmin,

I too have never watched this film, however, after reading this post I’ll definitely need to make some time to give it a watch.

It’s great that you gave a brief description of what to expect in the movie while not really giving away any parts of the film, which is honestly why I stopped reading most reviews as they can’t seem to help themselves when it comes to spoilers.

Good luck with the rest of the year.


American Literature, Blog Review #2

For the 2nd peer review, I have chosen Joshua’s blog entry on Emerson.

Hey Joshua,

I think you hit the nail on the head with this blog, your use of quotes to back up your opinion on the piece shows that you really got into, and understood  Emerson’s “Nature’.

It seems that we both had pretty similar readings of Emerson’s work, especially the idea that modern society has somewhat become a ‘plague’ that everyone should try and step back from once in a while to get more in touch with nature and our spirituality.

Good luck with the rest of the year!


Peer Review #6

I decided to review Sibel’s entry in which she wrote a letter as the Scholar Gypsy to her friends at Oxford University.

Hey Sibel,

Obviously, this is a tad late but I wanted to leave a review of your letter because I think you really captured the character of the Scholar Gypsy. Right from the very start, I get the sense that you believe Oxford is not right for you and that you need to follow your heart, even if it does mean going headfirst into the unknown. I also really liked how you gave clear reasoning to as why you would leave so a University to essentially become a gypsy instead of just ending the letter after saying you were going. It really does give a good sense of realism to the situation. It’s clear that you tapped into your inner Scholar gypsy while writing this and it was a pleasure to read.