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This will be a compilation of literary works assigned to me by instructors at my college this semester. They will be educational and enjoyable to read. I hope they will bring a joyous atmosphere of entertainment for readers.

Classes will consist of;

Environmental Politics,
Nutritional Health,
History, and
English. As a little game; read the Plot Keywords as if they made up a sentence.



5. Friday


I found a couple of similarities between Sylvia Plath and the Talking Teddy’s; Sylvia wrote “Against fire and bombs through the roof” in her poem. The talking Teddy’s mentioned WWI. Sylvia could have been inquiring about the events that may have taken place during WWI in this commonality. Sylvia and the Teddy’s share an English accent too.

The beginning of “The Applicant” made me feel like someone’s giving the protagonist, or is he/she an antagonist, an interview—is the soul a man or a woman? You may be able to link cooking, talking, and wanting to get married to women, but there is no definite answer unless the author tells you—my friends a fantastic writer and even he says that his characters could be male or female.

At first I thought it was a love poem because of the black suit and the mentioning of marriage; but, then I found the relationship between bombs and war. It could still be a love poem and maybe bombs are a metaphor for something explosive and or dangerous in said subject. Again, unless you’re the writer all you can really do is assume.

The Applicant by Sylvia Plath gave me thoughts of helpless, lowliness, sensitivity, and comfort. The beginning was judgmental with its questions—profilers I tell you. Seemed to me like someone or desire met with Sylvia and promised her something that would last. I find this poem to be very over thought.




Charles Valentine Riley

Biographical Note

Born in Chelsea London in 1843, Professor Riley attended boarding school at Dieppe, France and Bond Germany. He studied insects and was interested in history and drawing. Insects and plant life were among some of his most esteemed paintings.

At 17 Riley moved to the U.S. and was appointed entomologist of Missouri. He grew fond of Charles Darwin’s Evolutionary Theory at 21. Later Riley began his study on the Yucca moth and the Yucca flower pollination—Afterward, Charles Riley, a publisher of 2,400 books, wrote two journal publications and published American Entomology and Insect Life.

Riley’s life ended at 56 on September 14, 1895. Riding quickly down a hill on his bicycle, he hit a granite brick and fractures his skull. It is implied that he died shortly after hitting his head. Riley left behind six children and a widow.[1]

[1] . "Charles Valentine Riley Papers." N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Aug 2012. <>.



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