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20 Ways to Read a Poem

Stridently put, but interesting.

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/11/how-to-read-poetry-a-step-by-step-guide/380657/

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Twitter Couplets from Pentametron

Amazing. Iambic pentameter couplets formed from people’s tweets. Autopoetry.

https://mobile.twitter.com/pentametron/tweets

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Anonymouth: The Linguistic Tool That Might Have Helped JK Rowling

A computer program which undoes literary style, making texts more anonymous and nondescript. The examples are very revealing for the way they dismantle the stylistic flair of famous authors.

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/114112/anonymouth-linguistic-tool-might-have-helped-jk-rowling#

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Reading Poems Backward

Good idea that produces some interesting discussion.

Reading Poems Backward
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2013/07/reading-poems-backward.html

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16 Fancy Literary Techniques Explained By Disney

Not sure about ‘fancy’, but some interesting examples…

16 Fancy Literary Techniques Explained By Disney
http://www.buzzfeed.com/moerder/fancy-literary-techniques-explained-by-disney

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Shakespeare’s canon to be reworked by authors including Jeanette Winterson and Anne Tyler

Interesting…

Shakespeare’s canon to be reworked by authors including Jeanette Winterson and Anne Tyler
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/jun/27/shakespeare-reworked-jeanette-winterson-anne-tyler

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Study: Reading novels makes us better thinkers

There’s a surprise.

Study: Reading novels makes us better thinkers
http://www.salon.com/2013/06/15/book_nerds_make_better_decisions_partner/

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This Itch of Writing: Twenty Top Tips for Academic Writing

Good advice for Lit CW, as well as for universities.

http://emmadarwin.typepad.com/thisitchofwriting/2013/05/twenty-top-tips-for-academic-writing.html

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11 Famous Actors Reading Shakespeare Out Loud

Belated Happy Birthday to Shakespeare.

11 Famous Actors Reading Shakespeare Out Loud
http://flavorwire.com/386679/11-famous-actors-reading-shakespeare-out-loud/view-all

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The Average Fourth Grader Is a Better Poet Than You (and Me Too)

Not sure about the overall claim, but they’re some great little lines.

“The poet’s job is to forget how people do it.”

The Average Fourth Grader Is a Better Poet Than You (and Me Too)
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2013/03/the-average-fourth-grader-is-a-better-poet-than-you-and-me-too/

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