writing a poem for school poetry slam any advice /lit/
Management of a state is a matter for which men cannot be too intelligent.
Why is it that this sentence has two opposite meanings?
Thanks, but I'm looking for a more technical answer. Which words change meaning specifically? Is there a grammatical term for this inversion of meaning? It's not irony or sarcasm, so what is it?
Any of you submitting to literary magazines? How long have you been trying for? Have you ever been accepted? How difficult would it be to get accepted into pic related?
General literary journal/magazine thread I guess.
what's some academic literature that's as engaging and require as little background as this?
Reminder that Chomsky constantly attacks other thinkers for not being scientific enough despite his most famous theory never ever being discovered or any evidence of it being found
if you were to recommend me a book based on the statement "i want to kill myself", what book would it be?
interpret the question and statement in whatever way you like
Any books that feel like the art of Zdzisław Beksiński?
Where can I learn how to read good poetry? From the basics to advanced?
You don't, poetry is not something you can learn to read in isolation, your reading of it will be a a refracted mirror to the entire collection of your knowledge, understanding, experiences and your idea of all art.
You don't learn to read poetry, you just learn and then you read poetry.
Let's talk about William Blake. Was he a saint? Just how unorthodox were his religious views? What was the greatest thing he wrote?
Why must it be this way /lit/? This makes me rage so hard.
Spoken word poetry counts as Literature?
Spoken word poetry counts as Literature.
What are some of your anon's favorite writers who speak?
How do you guys get over things like writers block and lack of motivation?
Personal example: I love to read, but lately I can't even look at this book I've been reading after getting 200+ pages in. The thought of reading is mentally draining... Even though I love the book so far. I need help bros.
For writers block, I never have it. If I'm imagining a scene in my head then it naturally progresses, and I don't come up with new things or instigate change in what I'm imagining, it just logically flows, so I don't have this problem.
I also never have a problem with not wanting to read if I'm reading something by my own choice.
If you remain diligent, your focus will improve. I definitely didn't start out this way. It took about a year of devoting 3 hours a day without exception to reading before I could read straight through without...
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>Think of great idea for my final year Literature thesis
>It's already been done by someone two years ago
Is there such thing as an original piece of critical analysis?
total newfag here, i just have one question: From all these books, are the ones who have solid movie adaptations worth reading over the movies?
I don't mean this in your perspective, in the average person perspective, is there something more rewarding about reading the books instead of watching the movies?
It's a reading starter kit--a mediocre one at that--it's purposes is to get you into reading, not film.
Maybe one would find a film better, but that would be due to poor reading ability.
For a good starter film: Seven Samurai directed by Kurosawa.
Why aren't there more books from authors who have overcome addictions to drugs? It's such a fascinating subject you don't see written about too often.
People without other passions or outlets are far more likely to become addicts than other people who try the same drugs. It's just against the odds that addicts would also be good writers, though of course there are notable exceptions and "good" is somewhat subjective.
You never get over addiction OP.
It's something that lives with you for the rest of your life, an endless battle on all fronts, waiting for you to lapse in judgement, jut once, to reclaim you fully.
Don't do drugs, mkay? How was my prose guys? Did I do you proud /lit/?
so... i started this
not nearly as hard as I expected but...
i'm honestly just bored
just reading about bloom's love for eating innards
when does it get good
that's kind of the point.
but i would urge you to read on, if not for the personal reward of reading what is considered a masterpiece of modern literature, then for being in a truly small percentage of the reading population that has actually read this book back to front.
the book does have many interesting thoughts/sentences in it, further down half way, though.