2 Weeks of Brief Literary Thoughts

This month, from February 14th to the 27th, I posted on The Flummoxed a daily series of quick thoughts (between 200 and 750 words) on various pieces of literature. This post collects those 14 posts in one place. If you have not already read these articles, please enjoy!

  1. “Simplicity & Realism in O. Henry’s ‘The Gift of the Magi'” (275 words on O. Henry’s short story “The Gift of the Magi”)
  2. “Those Happy Few” (403 words on William Shakespeare’s “Band of Brothers” speech from Henry V)
  3. “The Smooth Divine” (507 words on Timothy Dwight’s poem “The Smooth Divine”)
  4. “‘The Raven’ is a Worthy Classic” (443 words on Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven”)
  5. Moby-Dick is an Enjoyable Novel” (748 words on Herman Melville’s novel Moby-Dick)
  6. “Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (464 words on Samuel Clemens’s novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)
  7. “Self-Absorption in Fitzgerald’s ‘The Baby Party'” (264 words on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story “The Baby Party”)
  8. “Willa Cather’s Kindly ‘Neighbor Rosicky'” (224 words on Willa Cather’s short story “Neighbor Rosicky”)
  9. “Learning from C. S. Lewis’s Writing Style” (239 words on C. S. Lewis’s book The Screwtape Letters)
  10. “O. Henry & Creativity” (248 words on the O. Henry short story collection The Gift of the Magi and Other Short Stories)
  11. “What are the Contents of the Dead Man’s Pockets” (272 words on Jack Finney’s short story “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pockets”)
  12. Paradise Lost: One of the Greatest Literary Works” (302 words on John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost)
  13. “Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene (280 words on Edmund Spenser’s epic poem The Faerie Queene)
  14. “Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'” (345 words on Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s long narrative poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”)

Readers have most responded to “Moby-Dick is an Enjoyable Novel,” followed by “‘The Raven’ is a Worthy Classic.”

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