Category Archives: Reading

The Ways I Use Poetry

When I was in grade school, I used poetry for entertainment. My grade school had regular book fairs, and one of the first books I bought on my own was The Random House Book of Poetry for Children because, in … Continue reading

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400 Years After Shakespeare’s Death

On April 23rd, 1616, it is believed that William Shakespeare passed away. While we don’t have records of his death, we do have records of his funeral which occurred two days later on April 25th, 1616. At the age of … Continue reading

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The Two Book Rule

My friend is much wiser than me. He, you see, brings at least two books with him every place he goes. I sometimes bring a book, or my kindle, but sometimes I forget and I’ll just leave the house with … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: 10 Male Authors who Bring Sexy to the Paperback

Authors are known for a lot of things–being eccentric, loving cats, even, well, being dicks–but being sexy isn’t usually one of them. For that reason, we at The Poetics Project have decided to shed a little light on all of … Continue reading

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Kindle Unlimited: Is it worth it?

This blog has often talked about the advantages of ebooks and ebook devices, like Amazon’s Kindle, and highlighted the disadvantages of such devices, and publishing for such devices, as well. I’m torn. I love books – all books, including ebooks, … Continue reading

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Alan Rickman Reads

When I read, I don’t hear my own voice in my head. Generally, I’ll hear someone with a British accent. Why? Because I like the way it sounds. And, after watching some of my favorite movies like Sense and Sensibility … Continue reading

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How to Read Poetry with a Little Help from Billy Collins

Ah poetry, that thing we all universally love, appreciate, and understand. Well, some of us, anyway. For others, poetry is a torture device full of alliterations, assonance, allusions, and apostrophe that cause anger. This is because some of us read … Continue reading

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How To Read Shakespeare For The First Time

Do you find Shakespeare’s language difficult? Are you having problems reading his plays? Don’t fret, this guide is here to give you some useful Shakespeare-reading tips to get you through your first experience with Shakespeare. Read the play more than … Continue reading

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The Narrative and Story in Video Games

I have a secret I think it’s time to admit: I like video games. I haven’t played in a few years to focus on school, but, since I’ve graduated, I’ve already started to amass a few games to play while … Continue reading

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Teaching Shakespeare? Check Out These Three Common Core Lesson Plans.

Last year I started an undergraduate research project titled Integrating Technology into the California Common Core Performance Classroom. From inception to completion the project took me a year, but I am very happy with the results. Here’s the abstract to … Continue reading

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