Other Essays

“The Dedicatory Epistle to Moses Maimonides’s The Guide of the Perplexed: The portal to pedagogy”

Shakespeare’s Twelfe Night: An Introduction for Teachers

“Revisiting Poe’s “The Raven”: A Reader’s Analytic Guide”

“”Isn’t that special! Education as a ‘Reality’ Television Program: Reflections Prompted by Teach: Tony Danza

Of the Beginning of Milton’s Paradise Lost Write: A Grammar and Analysis

“Keats’s “On First Looking Into Chapman’s Homer”: an oceanic sonnet”

“Keats’s “Ode on a Grecian Urn”: the monumental moment”

“Preliminary Reflections on the Reading of Moby Dick”

“”The wild disguise hath almost antick’d us all”: a note on the guises of the Confidence Man in Melville’s The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade

Peter and the Wolf: A Reading of Milton’s Lycidas

The Tempest: Shakespeare’s Farewell to His Art

All Or Nothing At All: The Political Approach to King Lear (An Introduction for Teachers)

Shakespeare’s Hamlet: “Very like a whale”

Reflections on Two Poems by e. e. cummings 

Robert Frost’s “Woods”: The Temptation of “What If”

Art and Maturity: Two Windows into the World of Winesburg, Ohio [A Teacher’s Guide]

Pablo Neruda’s “Plenos Poderes”: The Dark Prairie and Deep Ocean of Knowledgeable Inspiration

Three Notes on Homer’s Iliad: The Proem; Hector and Andromache; Achilles’s Shield

Sherwood Anderson’s “The Man Who Became a Woman”: A Contribution to the Psychoanalysis of Sexuality

The General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales: “all the condicioun of each of them”

Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman: “It comes with the territory”“”

Reflections on Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street”

Taking Aim at the Second Amendment: A Gloss on the Constitution

Moses Maimonides’s Instructions to Readers of The Guide of the Perplexed: “Words, words, words.”

Reflections on the Book of Bereshit [= Genesis], Chapters 1-3: An Exercise in Reading, with a Postscript on Cain and Abel

John Donne’s “The Flea”: Entomological Seduction (An Introduction to Reading Poetry Dramatically)

Thoughts on a Poem by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886): #254 [““Hope” is the thing with feathers—“]

Fluid Dynamics: A Note on The Comedy of Errors

Bottom’s Up: A Note on A Midsommer Nights Dreame

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