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  1. Oct 2016
    1. Hyacinth garden
    2. Burial
    3. And dry grass singing

      Dry grass to me seems so lifeless, basically dead. But as the stanza before, this is like pairing opposites. If dry grass does sing, I imagine it's a sad song.

    4. when the human engine waits

      The human heart, what keeps us going and rarely gets to rest.

    5. The glitter of her jewels rose to meet it,

      So far, this suggests that the woman is wealthy and of high status. I imagine her jewels in a a rectangular box, all mixed together, so she can run her hands through them and decide which one to wear. It sounds like she has many, she doesn't even need candles.

    6. I see crowds of people, walking round in a ring.

      Circle of life? a ring is never-ending and maybe it's saying he feels crowded with so many people. I also think it could be that most people have the same, daily routine that they can't get out of school.

  2. Sep 2016
    1. repeat.

      There is a lot of repetitiveness that it seems like she has so much to say and has never expressed it before. She doesn't know how to articulate words and it sounds like if she is just learning to speak, like toddlers who say random things that make no sense.

    2. Wiped wire wiped wire.

      Reminds me of "red leather yellow leather"

    3. lacings

      I love how every line is a statement when some should clearly be questions. Even if this line was a question, it still wouldn't make sense.

    4. Pat ten

      Maybe it's trying to show us how similar words and phrases can be? Kind of reminds me of when I was younger and had to write poetry in class. I would try to see what rhymed.

    5. philip

      Why isn't philip capitalized and why is it repeated twice? This line also makes laugh because it's indecisive- come, go, stay...what does the author want?

    1. woods

      Woods is used a lot in the poem. This is Frost's sanctuary, a place of hope. He feels he can be himself and feel at home.

    1. vestige

      Refers to his work, his legacy. He feels that he has offered people a library where they could be exposed to great literary works. He says "When I died", so I take this as him predicting his library will close when he dies or that a part of him died when the library closed. He feels his life will have nothing to show for.

    2. rose

      It's funny, when I think of roses I do think of love and the positive emotions that come with love. However, here it's compared to a rose that fades and now it has me questioning why roses are associated with love.

    3. SEEDS

      I imagine this word being read the loudest, maybe even pausing before we continue to read. The only word to have all letters capitalized, it definitely stands out and captures my attention.

    1. And she is all the time trying to climb through. But nobody could climb through that pattern—it strangles so; I think that is why it has so many heads.

      Sounds like she could be this woman she speaks of; can't get out of her depression and worrisome thoughts.

    2. And yet I CANNOT be with him, it makes me so nervous.

      At this point in the reading, I assume she has postpartum depression.

    3. If a physician of high standing, and one’s own husband, assures friends and relatives that there is really nothing the matter with one but temporary nervous depression—a slight hysterical tendency—what is one to do?

      Shows us how women in this time period (and in some parts of the world today) are inferior to men and are told what's best for them. Perkins also says her husband calls her hysterical, which is a poor stereotype of women. It seems like her own husband doesn't seem to care for her feelings or thoughts.

    1. The exchange was merry, till one girl, a tall newcomer, refused my card,—refused it peremptorily, with a glance. Then it dawned upon me with a certain suddenness that I was different from the others

      this experience actually broke my heart and I think many people can relate to this

    2. The voice of my heart in my side or the voice of the sea,

      not sure where they belong or the author feels conflicted between two sides and doesn't know which to choose.

    1. Gibbon ignored the Virgin, because in 1789 religious monuments were out of fashion.

      I find it funny that religion can be a trend but I guess it can be. My first thought was scientology.

    2. Society regarded this victory over sex as its greatest triumph

      control over sexual freedom and expression

    3. The true American knew something of the facts, but nothing of the feelings

      The older I get, the more I realize people seem to lack empathy.

    4. America was ashamed of her, and she was ashamed of herself, otherwise they would not have strewn fig-leaves so profusely all over her.

      Adam and Eve? Religious reference again.

    5. The Woman had once been supreme; in France she still seemed potent, not merely as a sentiment, but as a force. Why was she unknown in America?

      I had always assumed women every where in the world had the same type of history: second to men, homemaker, etc.

    6. but he insisted on a relation of sequence, and if he could not reach it by one method, he would try as many methods as science knew.

      scientific method

    7. He had entered a supersensual world


    8. He wrapped himself in vibrations and rays which were new,

      discovery in the sciences

    9. The force was wholly new.

      Science as a different faith or belief

    10. No more relation could he discover between the steam and the electric current than between the Cross and the cathedral.

      comparing it as a place of sanctuary or hope??

    11. As he grew accustomed to the great gallery of machines,

      another form of art

  3. Aug 2016
    1. The repose of the hung belly,

      death or murder?

    2. From my five arms and all my hands,

      Maybe he says this because he has a lot of responsibilities, has to get a lot done and multitask.

    3. They Lion grow.

      maybe this refers to a group of people.

    4. Earth is eating trees, fence posts,

      My first thought is that Earth refers to humans who use trees for other purposes such as paper and as wood for homes. Our own planet is killing itself.