Introduction to Literature- English 122
Erika L. LaMarch
Scientia Floret Virtute
The view out the loft glass is illuminated by the vivacious glow from wet-
that gesturally interrupt me from my timely toil
Like trails cast by stage light beams snatching opera glasses out of focus.
Would I ever sing with them!
was I free from busying study…
Should life become a Flemish painting
wherein snowflakes stop before they fall?
Could there be detachment from my troubles
by use of swooping lines and festive colors?
But, I am the seed within the apricot,
the only part capable of growth,
and they only the surface
skin that darkens, sinks, and is forgotten.
Restless to the combustion of my atoms
for shame of stillness turns me
from my box seat to the next page of this woman’s journey.
Comparison to Curriculum
Emily Dickinson Ulysses
Rhyme Scheme. “I cannot rest from
Ode to a Mockingbird, travel…
“escape troubles How dull it is to pause, to
(Keats).” make an end,
Ode to a Grecian Urn; To rust unburnished, not
reference to art. to shine in use (Joyce
recurring theme of
Imagery Metaphor& Similie
Cold temperature Apple
Opera House Light
Beams of Light Allusion
Symbolism (Youth) Chemistry, Biology,
Wet-nosed Art, Singing
Glow Opera House
Singing Busy X-mas Season