Added Stanza Commonplace Assignment

Error repeats itself. a cycle that
Never breaks overflowing liquid wet
The earth cries where nature spills and GOD sat
Necessary but destructive – lumps set
Let No Man Speak! silence citizens met
Digestion’s opposite, Indian rained
Crops grow yet no man animals do pet
Over-nourished. error never contained;
Signals ignored, moderation cheated, self pained.

Othello: Desdemona’s Purpose



“My noble father,

I do perceive here a divided duty.

To you I am bound for life and education;

My life and education both do learn me

How to respect you; you are the lord of duty;

I am hitherto your daughter. But here’s my husband;

And so much duty as my mother showed

To you, preferring you before her father”



In this passage, Desdemona is trying to convince her father to give his blessing to her marriage with Othello. To do this, rather than focusing on her marriage and relationship with Othello, she focuses on the relationship she and her father have and the marriage between her father and mother. This is clear in the formatting and order of words in each line in the passage. When a line begins with the subject, the subject is either Desdemona or her father. Othello is mentioned only once in these eight lines, and not even by name; he is mentioned here only in relation to Desdemona. At the beginning of this passage, Desdemona acknowledges that she will be “bound” to her father “for life and education”, meaning that because he literally helped bring her into the world and teach her all kinds of things—and this bond will never be broken. She also explicitly points out that she is respecting him as her father—even though she has already married without his approval. While trying to gain her father’s blessing, she compares her role to her mother’s, as she claims: “And so much duty as my mother showed / To you, preferring you before her father.” In recognizing that the role her mother played in leaving her father to marry Desdemona’s father, Desdemona recognizes the double standard that her father creates. – mso




Elizabethan Pocket Watch

“Leave it to time” (III, III, 47).

“Time is a great story teller” – Irish Proverb.

“Time is anger’s medicine” – German Proverb.

“Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind” – Nathaniel Hawthorne.

He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
Chinese Proverb

An inch of time is an inch of gold but you can’t buy that inch of time with an inch of gold.
Chinese Proverb

They say time is anger’s medicine and that would be true if patience was actually a virtue. No one has time to wait for anything anymore. Come to think of it, no one has ever spent time to think their actions through, especially when they are angry. Anger demands action. Let’s take a guy like Hieronimo, for example. He was absolutely livid, and demanded justice. Justice usually doesn’t come with time, or at least it doesn’t come fast enough. So, direct action is necessary. Technically, it is a bad idea to act while enraged, but when the mind is focused on revenge, it’s hard to think clearly. Point is, time would be anger’s medicine is people waited out their anger, but since very few people do, this proverb is highly difficult to achieve.  – Mizpah