Hi humans. This past week, my literature class moved on from reading poems to reading plays. Our first assigned play was Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Here is my standard response paper that I wrote. - Summary: William Shakespeareâs play Macbeth tells about Macbeth, a man who faces some difficult situations and experiences some personal changes as he goes from a victorious battle general to a king to a deceased man. The play opens when Macbeth is returning from a won battle when he encounters three witches who prophesize, among other things, that he will become king. Unable to put this thought aside, and due to the strong influential power of his violent and manipulative wife, Macbeth ends up going out of his way to make sure this prediction comes true by killing the current king. He blames the murder on others, whom he kills as well, to ensure that nobody will discover he is the true killer. During this process, Macbeth begins undergoing some psychological changes, as he was forced to do something that, arguably, he would not have done otherwise. He becomes mentally insecure and begins hallucinating; this follows him to the next turning point of the play, when he orders the execution of Banquo and his son Fleance, two individuals who threaten his position as king. After seeing Banquoâs ghost, Macbeth decides to return to the witches for advice; he thinks they respond with reassuring words, but they actually respond with riddles.
With this false sense of confidence, Macbeth orders the killing of his family, but his wife commits suicide instead. Not long after, the English forces begin marching towards Macbeth for revenge, and in a final battle between Macduff and Macbeth, Macbeth gets beheaded as predict-ed by the witchesâ deceptive riddles.
This is the fourth time Iâve read Macbeth â once early in high school because it was on a recommended reading list, once late in high school for a literature course, once early in college for a different literature course, and once now. Itâs unfortunate to say that I still do not fully under-stand Shakespeareâs English syntax, even after reading it this many times, but I was lucky enough to get Sparknotesâ republished version with a modern-English translation in the side for assistance.
It seems that this play is getting moderately better each time I read it. I think this can be attributed to a few things. The most obvious is that, after reading it so many times and getting such a good grasp on how the plot progresses, I essentially have a skeleton or template that I can fill while reading the play again, so Iâm able to focus more on the small details while still being able to keep the big picture in the back of my mind. Another reason is that I might be picking up some of Shakespeareâs syntax and becoming more alert to the small, interesting things he put into the play that I might not have noticed before.
Overall, I enjoyed reading the play again. Although I might make a generic statement that I dislike Shakespeare, the reality is that I specifically dislike only his pre-modern English syntax. The actual plot of his plays are still attention-grabbing and compelling.
In Shakespeareâs Macbeth, one of the biggest recurring themes throughout the book is the conflict between the desire for power versus the moral and ethical values confining the extent to which one demonstrates this ambition for power. From their actions, it is clear that Lady Macbeth, and later, Macbeth himself, are prime examples of individuals who take their power-hungry nature and follow through without much self-control. Unfortunately for them, their internal sense of morals seems to be absent, so there must have been some sort of external factor that ended up controlling them. I believe that their hallucinations were this external factor; I decided to analyze the situations surrounding the presence of their hallucinations and demonstrate that the hallucinations were symbolic substitutions of morals.
Macbeth encounters his first hallucination when he is on his way to murder King Duncan. He sees a bloody knife and states, âIs this a dagger which I see before me, / The handle toward my hand? â¦ / And on thy blade and dudgeons gouts of blood.â This bloody knife is representative of the consequence of murdering Duncan, and makes Macbeth pause to think about his action. Although he later declares âI go, and it is done,â it still triggered thoughts in Macbeth.
Macbethâs second hallucination occurs when he sees Banquoâs ghost, as noted by âEnter the ghost of Banquo, and sits in Macbethâs place.â The fear that the ghost strikes into Macbeth makes him think back to what he did â ordered the murder of his former friend. This is once again a reality check for Macbeth, and makes him demonstrate less of his aggressive side and more of his weaker side when the guests see his strange behavior.
The third hallucination is observed by Lady Macbeth when she attempts to wipe away blood stains from her hand. This is once again a difference from her murderous past actions, and makes her think about her responsibility regarding the death of many other people. The fact that the blood stains do not wash away from her hands implies that the consequences of her actions are permanently attached to Lady Macbeth, and she needs to understand that being a proxy killer is not something morally acceptable.
In summary, the hallucinations found throughout Macbeth force Macbeth and Lady Macbeth to take a step back in their ambitious actions and look at the bloody mess they are leaving behind. Because of this, the hallucinations always emphasize the contrast of the drive for more power, and thus are symbolic of the moral and reserved end of the power spectrum.
If you would to read other response papers I wrote for my literature course, or other papers I have written for other classes, feel free to check out the “Academics / Homework” category index.
Hi humans. If you’re in a group of people who know my past League of Legends history well (which includes a grand total of about four people, half of whom probably don’t even read my website on a regular basis anyway), you know that the first champion I ever played on League of Legends was Cho’Gath. Since then, Cho’Gath has always been my favorite champion overall; he also lead me to main off-tank disruptor bruisers. I heard that Cho’Gath was getting a few buffs, mostly including shorter and more consistent casting times on his abilities. Along with the update, I saw that there was going to be a new skin released for Cho’Gath, Battlecast. (Image courtesy of League of Legends Wikia.) I hopped on the public beta environment to try Battlecast Cho’Gath. The skin comes with a whole new set of animations and ability effects drastically different than any of the other Cho’Gath skins. If you’ve seen my other League of Legends videos, you know that Jurassic Cho’Gath is my favorite skin. I still like it better than Battlecast Cho’Gath, but Battlecast is still a pretty nice skin. The first issue I have with the new skin is how blatantly obvious his Rupture self animation is. In all other skins, Cho’Gath stomps on the ground to activate Rupture; Battlecast Cho’Gath thrusts both his front limbs into the ground, creating a small explosion of sparks. One benefit about the subtlety of Rupture’s activation is the fact that the chance of your opponent noticing the animation and having more time to react is lower. Unfortunately, unless your opponent is completely blind, it seems like there are no longer instances where you can pull off Rupture without your opponent noticing that you set it off. Another thing I noticed is that Battlecast Cho’Gath’s size seems to not be as large as other Cho’Gath skins when he reaches level 3 on his ultimate ability and acquires six Feast stacks. My favorite thing about Cho’Gath, next to bursting through tanks with Feast’s true damage, is the fact that Cho’Gath grows massively in size as he performs better. I’m not sure if I’m just imagining it or not, but Battlecast Cho’Gath’s maximum size seems to be noticeably smaller than classic Cho’Gath’s maximum size. It might be an illusion because the classic Cho’Gath skin has the wing-like structures projecting further away from the body, but regardless, he seems to be taking up a lot less of my screen than I would hope. Otherwise, I like the skin. I like it when there are families of skins (like Jurassic Cho’Gath and Jurassic Kog’Maw), and I’m glad Battlecast Cho’Gath can join Battlecast Urgot in his path of mechanized destruction. If you would like to see Battlecast Cho’Gath in action, check out the video below. It is footage of a full game on Summoner’s Rift with me going solo top as Battlecast Cho’Gath, laning against an enemy Battlecast Cho’Gath and a Fiora. As a side note, I had to take the sound out because I accidentally forgot to disable external audio source recording, so all the game sounds were drowned out by the sound of my laptop fan. I dubbed over the Summoner’s Rift map music, so the sound isn’t completely irrelevant. This game was more or less in our favor throughout the entire time. Our Zyra ended up not picking a champion during champion selection and got randomed, but I had played with the Shaco in a previous game and I knew he was relatively good, so I wasn’t too concerned. He executed some excellent early-game ganks that gave me the experience points I needed to get ahead and dominate my lane.
Hi humans. I’m a tad bit late posting this, but it’s better late than never – here is the response paper I wrote for my literature course for the sixth week of class. The first three paragraphs are my impressions, and the remainder of the paper is my critical analysis. - I decided to focus on âWe Real Coolâ by Gwendolyn Brooks because her poem was distinctly unique and different from the other nine poems, and it caught my attention in such a subtle but powerful way that it instantly became one of my favorite poems. I believe that a powerful writer is able to tell intricate and complete stories in a succinct manner. This poem seems to fit that description very well. In 24 words, Brooks was able to essentially tell the life story about a group of pool players who chose to live the free life by only focusing on key events that define who they are. She left out much of the detail most stories need to illustrate a vivid picture, but in Brooksâ poemâs case, because of the way it is written and how it progresses, the key words prompt our own images in our mind such that it is easy for us to visualize exactly what Brooks wanted us to visualize when reading her poem. One thing that obviously sticks out in Gwendolyn Brooksâ âWe Real Coolâ is the way the poem is formatted in print. I decided to focus on the form of the poem and analyze how the way the poem is broken up contributes to the overall meaning of the poem. There are eight lines, and every set of two lines are paired and separated into their own segment. The line break gives us a mental pause, as if it is the end of a scene and it is time to move on to the next; this is just like a scene transition in a movie where the video cuts from one location to another. Each paired segment has its own significance. The first opens the story by introducing the main characters of the story and gives background information about what they are like. The next gives us an idea about their lifestyle â they prefer to be active at night, and they are straightforward. The following segment tells us of their actions about what they do when they are together playing pool, singing and drinking alcohol. Finally, the last segment is the climax of the poem, where their actions get more intense and dangerous, like their promiscuity, and then includes the end of their lives when they die soon because of their poor choices. These breaks help tell the story because it provides a division between important aspects of their lives. Another noticeable thing about the way the poem is formatted is how the word âWe,â excluding the first line, is at the end of the previous line, rather than the beginning of each line. I believe this places emphasis on the actual activity rather than the people doing it. The âWeâ leads the first line because, not only is there no previous line, but because this is the only line where the focus is on the people. Afterwards, the âWeâ is at the end of the line as if the people are just afterthoughts, as if they do not really have a worthy identity because of the poor actions they choose to take. As the poem progresses, we begin to get accustomed to the rhythm and we begin to expect the âWeâ at the end of the final line, but it is not there. This leaves âDie soon.â on its own line, fitting its meaning â there is an abrupt and early ending to their lives because of their poor choices, just like there is an abrupt and seemingly early ending to the poem before we can get the comfort of the pattern of âWeâ at the end of the final line. Overall, I think that this poem carries such power and influence not only because of the words Brooks chose to use to write it, but also because of the way it is formatted. The spacing and breaks included in the flow of the poem contribute a great deal to the impression it leaves on the reader, and because of the reasons stated above, it would lose a lot of its implicit meaning if the formatting were to be changed or removed.
Hi humans. The time is finally here – the sign-ups for the Tetris Tournament Online II are finally open. The Tetris Tournament Online is a worldwide Tetris championship tournament where the best Tetris players on the planet compete to earn the title of the best competitive Tetris player in the world. For more information, check out the tournament page on Hard Drop at http://harddrop.com/tourney. Everything was finalized and opened up late last night, so things are still added, updated, and improved as we see fit, so keep an eye on that tournament information page to get the latest news. Yes, I realize that most people entering don’t have the slightest chance of winning (including me), but it’s more about seeing where you stand worldwide, and about having fun. There will also be consolation prizes distributed to random competitors who sign up and compete in all their matches without forfeit. If anything, you can sign up to be live streamed on the Hard Drop Twitch.TV channel, and have your games shoutcasted by me, depending on when I’m available. Seeing how things turn out, I might also end up being a primary commentator or shoutcaster for the grand finals. If you’re interested in seeing the grand finals from the first Tetris Tournament Online, check out the video below:
Hi humans. My term paper for my summer literature class is due today at 5 PM. The assignment is to select any work of literature that we read this semester and argue something about it. The work I selected is Macbeth by William Shakespeare. My argument is that Macbeth starts as a normal and sane man, but gets driven insane throughout the plot; this process is initiated by the witches’ prophecy, is further fueled by his wife’s influence, and is later confirmed by his hallucinations. If you’ve read some of my previous blog posts or my tweets, you might know that the place I usually do my homework is a lobby commons area where a lot of people pass, and it can get pretty distracting. Because this paper has such a tight deadline, I decided to go into a random classroom and work in there. Quite a nice selection, if I do say so myself – there’s a nice scenic view through a large window that lets in a perfect amount of natural light so I don’t have to turn on the regular lights. Time to go back to writing my paper.
Hi humans. As mentioned yesterday, I live streamed the UK Tetris Open, sponsored by Corsair. The stream went on for a little under seven hours. If you missed it (or any part of it), you can watch the full replay below. I begin talking about four minutes into the video, and the games start shortly after. About two and a half hours into the stream, I started getting exhausted, so I invited some other recognizable Hard Drop members to commentate with me; my co-casters included virulent, myndzi, vipjun, and caffeine. Yes, I do usually stream for three hours for my regular competitive Tetris show, but I am almost always with a co-caster, so I’m only actually shoutcasting for about half of the time. The winner of the entire tournament was Rosti; he won a Corsair Vengeance K90 mechanical gaming keyboard. Second place went to Polaris, who won a Corsair Vengeance K60 mechanical gaming keyboard. The third place winner was StS, who won a Corsair Vengeance V1300 headset. All competitors who made an appearance for their matches were entered into a drawing for a one-day ticket to GamerBase. All of the profits gained from this event were donated to charity, to Childreach International. If you want to see more competitive Tetris live streams, you can check out the replays of the first season of my live show by clicking on the “Competitive Tetris Live Stream” category link in the side navigation bar. If you want to be alerted in the future when Hard Drop is streaming live on Twitch.TV, feel free to follow our channel.
Hi humans. Tomorrow (Saturday, July 21, 2012), I will be live streaming the UK Tetris Open starting from approximately 6:00-6:30 AM PST. The matches will go on for a handful of hours; I might not necessarily be commentating the entire time, but I will definitely be shoutcasting the finals in my classic style that everyone seems to know me for. I know that a lot of people were disappointed when the first season of Tetris Live with Parkzer was over, so here’s your opportunity to watch me stream again before the next season starts. For more information about the UK Tetris Open, check out their website at http://uktetrisopen.co.cc. If you live in the United Kingdom and think you’ll be able to attend, walk-in entries are permitted; there’s more information about how to do that on their website. Here’s a sneak peek at the overlay that I will be using tomorrow: It will be streamed on Hard Drop’s Twitch.TV channel, so be sure to tune in and subscribe to make sure you don’t miss it.
Hi humans. If you know me, you know that I absolutely hate rain. It always rains when I’m walking to class, and it always stops raining once I reach my destination. The funny thing is that I actually like rain when I’m back at my home town during my university’s breaks. I never have to walk anywhere anyway (because I live in a suburban area and there’s nothing close by to walk to anyway), so if it rains, the weather cools down and I don’t have to water the grass as much. Ever since I got back home at the beginning of break about two months ago, it hasn’t really rained much at all. It’s been so long that I almost forgot what rain even was. Then, today, it rained so much that it was as if the clouds were trying to make up for forgetting to rain on me for the past two months. That picture was taken at our family business. It was pouring rain just as we were about to leave to go back home, and my mom apparently hates walking in the rain as much as I do, so instead of just running out to our car, she put a garbage bag over her entire body as a makeshift raincoat. Hey, at least it worked. When I got home, I tweeted: YESSS IT’S FINALLY RAINING AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN LIKE 2 MINTHA Then, I’M SO EXCITED THAT I APPARENTLY FORGOT HOW TO SPELL “MONTHS”
This is a pretty generic paper I wrote last night for one of my sociology courses that I’m taking at my community college this summer to get transfer credit for my university. The prompt was to write about the different types of methods for dealing with deviance, and to discuss how each strategy represents how society views criminals and deviance.
Like it or not, crime is a part of our society, and as a result, society must react to crime. There are a variety of different ways of dealing with the individuals who choose to commit crimes; these methods reflect how members of a particular society view crime and criminals. There are four basic different ways that a society can react: deterrence, retribution, incapacitation, and rehabilitation. Deterrence, or more commonly known as punishment, is providing a negative consequence to a particular deviant action to discourage people from doing the deviant action. Members of society who support deterrence believe that people will not commit a crime if the punishment is too great. As long as the benefit of committing the crime is less than the harm done by suffering the punishment, people will opt to take the better route (which is to not commit the crime). This method of dealing with criminal behavior assumes that there is an easy and concrete way to measure the costs and benefits of crimes and punishments, when in fact it is actually quite abstract and difficult to do. On top of that, not all people might make these rational comparisons as expected by the society; people who are not emotionally sensitive to these punishments might not abide by the system as society plans. Retribution, better known classically as the âeye for an eyeâ concept, is the idea that when someone hurts someone else in some way, the victim has the right to hurt the attacker in return via the same method. Expanding off the classical term, if a man were to stab another manâs eye and turn him blind, the blind man would then have the right to stab the original stabber in his eye, thus turning him blind as well. This encourages people to only do actions that they would be comfortable having others to do them as well. Societies that support retribution believe that all people are equal, and when one person commits a crime, the society should be able to get even with the criminal. Unfortunately, this method of crime control only encourages further violence or crime, and doesnât take into consideration the fact that the particular action itself is still a crime, regardless of if it is being done as an assault or as revenge. This form of punishment is also very inflexible, as oneâs punishment is defined distinctly by oneâs actions. It leaves out the important aspect of motivation behind oneâs actions; someone who commits a crime intentionally receives the same punishment as one who commits the same crime accidentally, or as a side effect of good intentions. Incapacitation is best known in modern society as placing people in jail or prison. The idea behind this method of reacting to crime is to protect the rest of society by preventing the criminal from committing more crimes. Societies that believe in incapacitation believe that criminals are outliers in their community, and as a result, it should be designated in a physical manner by separating their existence from the rest of the people. A clear problem of incapacitation, as seen by research and statistics, is that those who are incapacitated once are usually incapacitated again in the future as a result of committing more crimes. Thus, while they are incapacitated, many people do not change their way of life; once they are reintroduced into the society, they return to their old ways, and for many criminals, societyâs method of crime control ends up not accomplishing anything. Rehabilitation has been increasingly supported recently and can be broken down as a moral and ethical school for criminals. When individuals commit crimes, they enter a program where their goal is to understand why their behavior is deviant. Societies that support rehabilitation view criminals as human beings who are still worthy of living with everyone else in a society, but need to be temporarily separated while they learn what is acceptable and what is not. The main goal of rehabilitation is to change criminals such that when they reenter the community from which they came, they live a life that follows all the societyâs norms and laws, and no longer engage in deviant behavior. Although, by definition, this is the most humane method of crime control, it still has its problems â individuals who are persistent in remaining criminals will not benefit from this program, as an internal motivation and desire to change oneâs self is very important during rehabilitation. In summary, as society evolves, the methods of dealing with criminal behavior evolve with it. A variety of different methods has been developed and is being used, but there is no single strategy that is better than the others. Rather, instances of crime should be analyzed on a case-by-case basis, and proper reactionary measures should be taken in a specialized manner, rather than applying a generalized society view or theme on all crimes and possibly not providing some criminals the consequences or treatment that would work best for them.
Hi humans. This is my response paper for my literature class for this week. We shifted our focus from prose to poems. We were assigned ten poems to read; for the assignment, we had to summarize all ten poems, then select one about which to write, elaborating on our impressions of the work and critically analyzing a particular topic. This week, we had to focus on symbolism.
Summary: âSonnet 116â by William Shakespeare is about how love is not affected by obstacles and persists throughout all challenges it may face. âA Valediction: Forbidding Mourningâ by John Donne tells about a man who has to leave his lover, but does not believe the event is one that should prompt mourning. He instead thinks that the separation will be an expansion to their love and will make the bond firmer. âTo His Coy Mistressâ by Andrew Marvell is told by a man who is attempting to acquire the love of a woman by elaborating on, emphasizing, and complimenting the positive aspects of the woman. âElegy Written in a Country Churchyardâ by Thomas Gray takes place in a churchyard that is described in great visual detail. The narrator then shifts focus over to a poet by telling about his separated life and describing his grave in the churchyard. âThe Tygerâ by William Blake tells of the Tyger, a being that is described as being aesthetically appealing. The poem goes on to ask what other being is powerful enough to be able to construct the Tyger with such excellence. âA Red, Red Roseâ by Robert Burns is a poem about the narratorâs love; it is compared to various pleasant things. Towards the end, he is separated by his love, but he assures that he will once again be reunited. âI Wandered Lonely as a Cloudâ by William Wordsworth is about the narrator who wandered around like a cloud when he encountered a field of flowers, where he enjoyed the scenery. Now, when he is lonely, he thinks back to this scene and is happy again. âOzymandiasâ by Percy Byssche Shelley tells of an interaction with someone who traveled to an ancient land and came across a stone sculpted to resemble a king, which, according to the corresponding inscription, was powerful. There was nothing else around the sculpture. âOde on a Grecian Urnâ by John Keats tells of various things that have happened, including a group of people being pursued, someone playing melodies on a pipe, some people being sacrificed, the lesson that âBeauty is truth, truth beauty.â âAnnabel Leeâ by Edgar Allan Poe is told by a narrator who was the lover of Annabel Lee. One day, the angels got jealous of the love between the narrator and Annabel Lee and sent a wind that chilled Annabel to death. She was taken away by her family members. However, the narrator says that because their love was so strong, there is no way that even death can separate him from Annabel. Impressions: While reading through the first nine poems listed, I generally had a difficult time understanding the implied meanings of the poems, as I generally have a hard time interpreting syntax that is changed from conventional standards to add artistic value. However, when I got to the last poem, âAnnabel Leeâ by Edgar Allan Poe, I felt like all the literary beauty was still intact and the rhythm was pleasant, but it still flowed nicely and was easy to understand and visualize what was happening. Thus, it was my favorite poem out of the set for this week. One thing that I particularly liked about the poem was how it was organized well as what one would expect from a conventional story. The poem starts with a description of the context and setting, which allowed me to visualize a fundamental structure upon which I could illustrate more details in my mind as the poem progressed. By the end of the poem, I was able to produce a short video in my mind and be able to really experience the poemâs message, which was difficult for many of the other poems. Critical Analysis: There are a handful of symbolic items in Edgar Allan Poeâs âAnnabel Leeâ which form a gestalt that gives a deeper meaning to the poem. One of the most redundant forms of symbolism found throughout the poem is the sea. It is mentioned in many different contexts: âkingdom by the sea,â âdemons down under the sea,â âsepulcher there by the sea,â and âtomb by the side of the sea.â In all of these situations, the sea is present when there is a connection between the narrator and Annabel, which leads me to conclude that the sea is symbolic of their love and union. The kingdom is near the sea because they both live in the same area, and are connected by area of residence. The demons are down under the sea, weighted down by the water, because no evil force can disrupt the link between the narrator and Annabel. After Annabel dies, her dead body is placed next to the sea because, as the narrator states, even death is not enough to pull them apart. Another point of symbolism is the age of the narrator and Annabel. This is also a recurring item of interest â the narrator admits that âShe was a child and I was a child,â but later clarifies that ââ¦ our love it was stronger by far than the love / Of those who were older than weâ / Of many far wiser than weâ.â At first, one might think that this love is just adolescent or teenage infatuation, but, as evidenced by the dedication shown by the narrator to Annabel, even after she dies, their age is not symbolic of foolishness, but actually of the true power and dedication of their love. Even when covered by the cloak of immaturity, their love still shines brightly through. Finally, one last symbolic object that I thought was interesting was the wind. The wind is mentioned twice, once during the recount of what happened (âA wind blew out of a cloud by night / Chilling my Annabel Lee), and once when justifying Annabel being taken away (ââ¦ the wind came out of the cloud, chilling / And killing my Annabel Leeâ). The wind here seems symbolic of an omen of evil; although it was sent from the heavens, it still inflicted Annabel with an illness (most likely a common cold) that went out of hand and ended up taking her life. Overall, the symbols in Poeâs poem helps link together the different sections of the poem. They act as threads that allow us to tie together the different parts of the plot and find a theme that integrates one segment to the next. Works Cited Blake, William. âThe Tyger.â 250 Poems: A Portable Anthology. Ed. Peter Schakel and Jack Ridl. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martinâs, 2009. 35. Print. Burns, Robert. âA Red, Red Rose.â 250 Poems: A Portable Anthology. Ed. Peter Schakel and Jack Ridl. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martinâs, 2009. 36. Print. Donne, John. âA Valediction: Forbidding Mourning.â 250 Poems: A Portable Anthology. Ed. Peter Schakel and Jack Ridl. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martinâs, 2009. 9. Print. Gray, Thomas. âElegy Written in a Country Churchyard.â 250 Poems: A Portable Anthology. Ed. Peter Schakel and Jack Ridl. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martinâs, 2009. 28. Print. Keats, John. âOde on a Grecian Urn.â 250 Poems: A Portable Anthology. Ed. Peter Schakel and Jack Ridl. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martinâs, 2009. 57. Print. Marvell, Andrew. âTo His Coy Mistress.â 250 Poems: A Portable Anthology. Ed. Peter Schakel and Jack Ridl. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martinâs, 2009. 23. Print. Poe, Edgar Allan. âAnnabel Lee.â 250 Poems: A Portable Anthology. Ed. Peter Schakel and Jack Ridl. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martinâs, 2009. 61. Print. Shakespeare, William. âSonnet 116.â 250 Poems: A Portable Anthology. Ed. Peter Schakel and Jack Ridl. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martinâs, 2009. 8. Print. Shelley, Percy Bysshe. âOzymandias.â 250 Poems: A Portable Anthology. Ed. Peter Schakel and Jack Ridl. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martinâs, 2009. 51. Print. Wordsworth, William. âI Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.â 250 Poems: A Portable Anthology. Ed. Peter Schakel and Jack Ridl. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martinâs, 2009. 37. Print.