Marking and marking and mar…

What an interminable stack of papers I have got to finish, and I’m exhausted.

“And the days are not full enough

And the nights are not full enough

And life slips by like a quiet field mouse,

Without shaking the grass.”

–Ezra Pound

 My dear Literature students, the papers aren’t written as insightfully as I would have liked. I have got to address all your mistakes soon. Like Miss Maudie swooping upon those unwanted Southern weeds, I must eradicate all those tired and very rudimentary inferences about how Atticus loves his family, Scout respects her Dad, Jem looks up to his father, therefore we can tell that they are very close. I could never have guessed. I’m not asking you to write like Calvin below, but I suppose your explanations are the key in getting good grades.


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