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Old 03-27-2017, 01:28 PM
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Are there no boobs at Harvard?
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Are there no boobs at Harvard?
Apparently:

http://www.adrants.com/2004/02/harva...ude-in-new.php

Of course, I wouldn't know. When I was busy failing every subject in high school, going to Harvard was about as likely as going to Andromeda.

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Hey, Allen - last time I checked, this was Katie's thread and Katie was workshopping her poem.
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The poem is very well-done, though perhaps awkward given recent scandals at Baylor (but that will eventually pass, of course). My only note (for now, at least) is that the proper plural of "passer-by" is "passers-by".
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Oh dear! I leave for a few days

Anywho, the boobs remain, for now at least. I think it does contrast her place in this otherwise buttoned-up campus by her using that word, though I'll still think about whether it's the mot juste.

And Bill -- It was a beginning poetry class. I introduced them to Browning's dramatic monologues before anything else of his, and on first read, they took them quite seriously! We got to talk about the meaning of a PERSONA vs. the author's own voice, historicism, and of course, feminist theory. We then moved into Elizabeth's sonnets. It was a great class in the end, though their initial responses still make me chuckle.
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Oh dear! I leave for a few days

Anywho, the boobs remain, for now at least. I think it does contrast her place in this otherwise buttoned-up campus by her using that word, though I'll still think about whether it's the mot juste.

And Bill -- It was a beginning poetry class. I introduced them to Browning's dramatic monologues before anything else of his, and on first read, they took them quite seriously! We got to talk about the meaning of a PERSONA vs. the author's own voice, historicism, and of course, feminist theory. We then moved into Elizabeth's sonnets. It was a great class in the end, though their initial responses still make me chuckle.
Katie - thanks for the explanation. I should have known it had something to do with that.

I'm glad "boobs" is staying, in retrospect. I didn't mean to go all Harvard on ya. It's just that I was fresh back from a brunch with Biff and Buffy, and was in my cups. Too much Chateau Lafite.
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Hi, Katie,

I especially enjoyed version three of your fine poem and am glad you have journeyed (back?) to it. You have taken away everything that wasn't David, as Michelangelo put it.
I only hesitate at "the nauseating serenades of larks", for two reasons: is Pippa/bronze Pippa so unhappy with birdsong that she finds it nauseating? Maybe she has heard it for years, but then don't we all go through the years doing so? I speak as a birdsong fan, to declare my bias. And second, do larks serenade? "It was the nightingale, and not the lark" is my reference.

One tiny detail: I'd put a comma after frat boys come.
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