As part of getting ready to study English at University next year, I set myself the challenge of a practical criticism essay every two days. Hopefully by uploading them onto here I will be more motivated to carry on with this herculean task!
The essays will mainly be on unseen poems, i.e. ones I’ve never formally studied. They will be written in approximately one hour. I write essays by hand so they’ll appear on here as and when I get round to typing them, probably a few days after writing so that the typing process gives me another opportunity to dwell on the poems.
Impractical because the chances are I’ll be peppering my essays with random context, irrelevent thoughts and the like, and I’ll probably be peppering the blog itself with other irrelevent pieces of writing when the mood takes me. That’s the basic idea anyway, please enjoy them, if they are useful then I will be chuffed, and any comments or criticisms would be much appreciated.