39 Matching Annotations
  1. Jan 2023
    1. This living hand, now warm and capable

      I feel as if it makes sense that "living hand" is associated with "now warm and capable." I feel as if this means that his life which was once filled with dread and possibly bloodshead was replaced with a persona capable of helping others.

    2. would, if it were cold

      This seems like some type of analogy as if the poet were imagining that they are dead and unable to move their hand. The reasoning is not revealed as to why this might be, but I think that the author is offering a perspective as if they were no longer existing.

  2. Apr 2021
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  4. Feb 2021
    1. First of all, we want names to exhibit truth and beauty: to be the right names, and to make our code clean and beautiful. At least, this is what we want to think about our code, but naming’s importance is far more practical.
  5. Jan 2021
    1. At six months’ end she parted hence With safety of her innocence;

      I enjoyed this characterization of death as it fit in well with the mode and genre of the poem. Even though it is talking about the death of a child, these two lines exude warmth and happiness.

    1. twilight of such day

      It seems eerie and yet lovely that the poet would say that the beloved sees him as the twilight of such a brutal day. When the sun's light fades away and the darkness creeps in. While most fantasize about love, the poet grabs the bull by its horns.

  6. Nov 2020
    1. churns at the imagined taste

      The speaker does a great job showing imagery and presenting to the audience the physical toll he is experiencing.

  7. Sep 2020
    1. yet when I thought of my beloved Elizabeth, of her tears and endless sorrow, when she should find her lover so barbarously snatched from her, tears, the first I had shed for many months, streamed from my eyes,

      It's interesting to me that Victor only cries when thinking of how upset Elizabeth is going to be when he's the one who's going to die. He fits the whole "man be rational and women emotional" cultural phenomenon of the time to a tee. He's stone faced going into losing battle, but Elizabeth will be just soooooooooo sad and sooooooooo sorrowful. While I'm on the topic, the characterization of Elizabeth TOTALLY fits in while the "passive wife who's in charge of the emotional side of family," to a point where Mary Shelley is a satirist. Also the use of barbarous to describe the Creature is just textbook Othering in the way that demotes the Creature to a irrational and animalistic creature.

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  13. Feb 2017
    1. or you know very well that true Joy is a sedate and solid thing, a tranquility of mind, not a boisterous and empty flash:

      That's pretty beautifully worded. A good life philosophy for anyone, I'd wager. True joy isn't found in the parties or the get-togethers, but in the little things, such as reading, walking and thinking.

  14. Dec 2015
    1. who ate fire in paint hotels or drank turpentine in Paradise Alley, death, or purgatoried their torsos night after night with dreams, with drugs, with waking nightmares, alcohol and cock and endless balls,

      Fire and turpentine are destructive elements but are described as something of "paradise" and they fulfill the "dreams" of the subjects. It could also be described through the motif the beautiful and the sublime. The subjects search the vastness of life with the beautiful drugs, alcohol and experiences.