Author: Ashley Glenn

That last one

Because we walked through the first poem in the book in class, I decided to look at the last. “Miles Away” echoes the first poem, “Practising Being Dead,” in many respects. Again, there is a ghost but this ghost is more obviously metaphorical. It is night in both poems and the speaker is calling up […] Read more →

Moretti’s Multiple Metaphors

In reading Franco Moretti’s “Abstract Models for Literary History—1,” his use of multiple metaphors to talk about novels became increasingly interesting to me. Throughout the article he uses metaphors from different fields of study to describe the changes he see in genres and cycles. First, he describes novels in a way he sees as typical, that […] Read more →