Sonnet Forms

I’m finally back from vacation and am recuperated enough to start posting regularly again. As I’m preparing to take my GREs (both the general and the subject test in literature), I’m brushing up on my literary terminology. Sonnets are a very important thing to know–whether for the GRE subject exam, poetry courses, basic English courses, […]

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Vacation and Suggestion Time!

(un)Enlightened English and (un)Enlightened Philosophy are on vacation in Myrtle Beach until August 22, 2009. The internet here has been relatively slipshot, so while I was planning on trying to catch up on my posting, I’m afraid I cannot rely on the internet enough to do regular posting. Posting should resume sometime around the 24th […]

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Possessive Apostrophe Usage (Possessive Nouns)

I find that a lot of people understand that you use apostrophe-s to make something possessive, but there’s still a lot of confusion over how to use this combination correctly–especially with plural nouns. This post should help clear this problem up for you, and it will make me feel a little less guilty for being […]

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MLA Update 2009: New Formatting Guidelines

In April, the Modern Language Association (MLA) created new citation and formatting guidelines for 2009. Unfortunately, no one informed me of this, so I’m just discovering that there are some changes I need to make to my term paper (due tomorrow!). I’m just going to show some brief update highlights; be sure to get the […]

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Empiricisim vs. Rationalism: How did you know that?

Both ideas deal with the study of epistemology, which is basically the study of knowledge. Empiricism and Rationalism are opposing sides in the argument of how we acquire knowledge throughout life. Allow me to introduce you to these two ideas about how you know what you know. Empiricism This idea explains that everything we know […]

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