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Thursday, November 03, 2005

Further dispatches from the midterm party

This is probably only funny to those of you who know the poem, but what the hell.

For the close-reading portion of my midterm, one of the poems my students could choose to analyze was Wyatt's "Whoso list to hunt," the last four lines of which are:
And graven with diamonds in letters plain
There is written, her fair neck round about,
"Noli me tangere, for Caesar's I am,
And wild for to hold, though I seem tame."
One of my students wrote, "The last lines of the poem have French written in them to create a superior feeling. The deer belongs to 'Caesar,' and knows foreign languages, and is too good for the hunter."

link | posted by La Lecturess at 4:10 PM |


Blogger Susanna commented at 6:09 PM~  

this is fucking hillarious

Blogger phd me commented at 11:50 PM~  

That is awesome! And somehow so sad...

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