Exploitation of Femininity in “The Hunger Games”

Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games is classified as a young adult book.  There are several characteristics that define a book as young adult literature, but the strongest characteristic is the main character’s ascension to adulthood as he or she grapples with issues of power.  While Katniss initially appears to be the ultimate girl-power figure, it… More Exploitation of Femininity in “The Hunger Games”

Is Poetry Dead?

In 2003, Newsweek released an article titled “Poetry Is Dead.  Does Anybody Really Care?”  The article, as you might guess, asserts the position of poetry as an irrelevant artform in today’s day and age.  The author claims that poetry simply cannot survive in our culture of notoriously short attention spans and internet access.  I choose… More Is Poetry Dead?