Tag Archives: Imagination

Poetry: Sure Solacer of Human Cares

For those trapped in gloom, Emily Bronte reminds us that the Imagination is there to provide us with solace.

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Lewis Carroll’s Revolt against “Reality”

“Alice in Wonderland” was Carroll’s protest against Victorian society.

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How to Imagine Peace

For Levertov, peace is made in the act of imagining it.

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Bored Students, Don’t Forget Lyre Bird

Jacques Prévert’s lyre bird comes to the rescue of bored students everywhere.

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Quixote’s Battle for Imagination

In a short poem about about Sancho Panza and one of the windmills, Scott Bates describes Don Quixote’s sidekick as common sense reality robbing life of imagination.

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