Featured Update

Emily Dickinson as a Proto-Straight Edge, Christian Punk or On Emily Dickinson’s I taste a liquor never brewed (214) -- A Coursera ModPo 500-Word Essay

Emily Dickinson as a Proto-Straight Edge, Christian Punk or On Emily Dickinson’s I taste a liquor never brewed (214) -- A Coursera ModPo 500-Word Essay

image.jpg

# Literal (if a little snarky)

STANZA1-2: I’m high on life--

STANZA3-4: --even through the Apocalypse!

# Figurative 

STANA1: Speaker’s vice is something you can’t make.

* Introduction of drinking metaphor

STANZA2: Drunkenness and sexual satisfaction derived from nature with blue skies.

* "Debauchee of Dew" Interestingly Debauchee can have a sensual connotation.

* "From inns of Molten Blue"... The sky (Heaven?) as pub.

STANZA3: When nature goes haywire aka the Apocalypse, the speaker shall remain true to the straight edge lifestyle.

* While insects stop harvesting pollen, the speaker will have even more faith.

STANZA4: Building on S3’s Ragnarök, Angels start twirling halos. Saints watch the little Tippler (which can be read as little Dipper [the confusion of names being consistent with the Speaker being high or drunk] *or* as the speaker) come into contact with the sun.

* Halos become snowy hats either because they’re now unneeded or Heaven is cold.

* Saints watch as either the cosmos is folded upon itself or the speaker is installed in Heaven.

# Symbolic

It seems to be a declaration of faith, a celebration of the Divine in nature. When it comes time for the universe to be unmade, the speaker seems to say that s/he will rely on faith more.

# About the Title

1. Why not?

2. To get you to read it.

3. Straight edge because no drug use

4. Punk because Dickinson as iconoclast

# Structure

[SIDE NOTE: For more on my concept of forcing rhyme, please see my previous post that includes it.]

8 - x/x/x/x/ - A (forced) - NEVER -

6 - x/x/x/ - B (slant rhyme) - PEARL

8 - x/x/x/x/ - A - RHINE

6 - /xx/x/ - B (slant rhyme) - ALCOHOL

8 - x/x/x/x/ - C (forced) - I - vowel sounds.

6 - x/x/x/ - D - DEW

7 - /x/x/x/ - C - DAYS

6 - x/x/x/ - D - BLUE

8 - x/x/x/x/ - E (forced) - DRUNKEN

6 - /xx/x/ - F - DOOR

8 - x/x/x/x/ - E - DRAMS

6 - x/x/x/ - F - MORE

8 - x/x/x/x/ - G (forced) - HATS

6 - x/x/x/ - H - RUN

7 - x/x/x/x - G - TIP

6 - /xx/x/ - H - SUN

#JawnADay 2014-09-21 I try to reassemble your face from my memories--piece by piece--flesh built upon bone, but--old now--there are only parts of you--nothing whole.

#JawnADay 2014-09-21 I try to reassemble your face from my memories--piece by piece--flesh built upon bone, but--old now--there are only parts of you--nothing whole.

#PhotoLog 2014-09-20