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Jennica’s Second Imagegloss on “keptwoman” and Ceniza’s article

I will not have a single person slighted or left away, The keptwoman and sponger and thief are hereby invited . . . . the heavy-lipped slave is invited . . . . the veneralee is invited, There shall be no difference between them and the rest. (Whitman 44) ~*~*~*~*~ After looking through a couple of variations of “kept woman” […] […]

Image Gloss

In one of Whitman’s “laundry lists”, so to speak, in Song of Myself he mentions “Over the western Persimmion…” Since I, like so many people, rely on my mind’s eye to illustrate what I’m reading, it occured to me that persimmion was something that I couldn’t picture at all. I had heard the word before, but I really […] […]

Image Gloss 9-17-09_Nadia I hear the chorus—it is a grand opera; Ah, this indeed is music! This suits me. A tenor large and fresh as the creation fills me; The orbic flex of his mouth is pouring and filling me full. I hear the train’d soprano—(what work, with hers, is this?) 600 The orchestra whirls me wider than Uranus flies; […] […]

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“What is commonest and chapest and nearest and easiest is Me, Me going in for my chances, spending for vast returns, Adorning myself to bestow myself on the first that will take me, Not asking the sky to come down to my goodwill, Scattering it freely forever. The pure contralto sins in the organloft…” -Walt […] […]

Image Gloss September 17th

I found my word on page 192.  The sentence reads: And mossy scabs of the worm fence, heap’d stones, elder, mullein and poke-weed. Here is a picture of a Mullein with its yellow flower. It is said that the Mullein plant was used for several different purposes.  It was used to make teas and was widely used in […] […]

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“I saw the marriage of the trapper(fur trader) in the open air in the far west, the bride was a red girl, Her father and his friends sat near cross-legged and dumbly smoking, they had moccasins to their feet and large thick blankets hanging from their shoulders, On a bank lounged the trapper, he was drest mostly in skins, his luxuriant beard […] […]

Jillian- Image Gloss

Do you guess I have some intricate purpose? Well I have, for the Fourth-month showers have, and the mica on the side of a rock has. Do you take it I would astonish? Does the daylight astonish? does the early redstart twittering through the woods? Do I astonish more than they? This hour I tell things in confidence, I might not […] […]

Jennica’s Image gloss on “daguerreotype”

“The camera and plate are prepared, the lady must sit for her daguerreotype, …” (41) ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ daguerreotype, n 1. One of the earliest photographic processes, first published by Daguerre of Paris in 1839, in which the impression was taken upon a silver plate sensitized by iodine, and then developed by exposure to the vapour of mercury. b. The […] […]