Sunday, 23 November 2014

On Enjambment

It is the running over of a sentence from one verse to another so that closely related words or phrases fall in different lines.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt down, saw sunset glow,
Love and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

(Home of William Wordsworth in the Lake District)

Monday, 10 November 2014

On Remembrance Day

The poppy became a symbol of the First World War after Moina Michaels was inspired by John McCrae's poem "In Flanders Fields" to sell poppies she created out of red silk.

(Soldiers in Ottawa at the start of Winterman marathon)

Sunday, 9 November 2014

On Apostrophes

Just because a sign looks official and exists in the country that created the English language, it doesn't mean it can't have multiple errors.

A sign outside a temporary amusement
park in Barking, Essex, England.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

On Protests

They have a way of being linked with the anniversaries of previous tragedies/historical events.

(Posters from a large demonstration in London, UK)