Vendler on Dickinson

first_img“In analyzing any poem,” says Helen Vendler, “you are like a conductor studying a score, seeing the whole and at the same time noticing the compelling detail, as the long arc of linked sounds displays individual ravishing moments.”A renowned critic and A. Kingsley Porter University Professor, Vendler has written about many major poets, including John Keats, Wallace Stevens, and W.B. Yeats. Now she has turned to Amherst, Massachusetts’ own: the hermetic and prolific Emily Dickinson. In “Dickinson: Selected Poems and Commentaries,” Vendler looks closely at 150 of Dickinson’s more than 1,700 poems, further illuminating the writer who has enthralled generations of devotees and scholars, including Vendler.“The charm of Dickinson for me is that there are more poems than anyone not herself could hold in mind at once — and the permutations and combinations that arise in comparing one poem with another are infinite,” she says. “The possibilities for commentary offered by her work are very tempting.”In “Dickinson,” Vendler’s kinship with the poet is evident, and her commentaries profound.“I have been lingering on some of these poems since I was 13, when I memorized many of the famous ones,” Vendler recalls. “Dickinson’s greatest intellectual originality lies in her startling redefining of ‘known’ concepts.“Hope, as one of the three theological virtues, has an ample conceptual history. But on her page, hope ‘is the thing with feathers —’. Renunciation is a longstanding religious concept. But on her page, it is ‘the putting out of Eyes / Just Sunrise —’.”Vendler notes that the chief discoveries of Dickinson’s character have already been made: “Critics have pointed out Dickinson’s intelligence, her learning, her skepticism, her mockery, her self-irony, her humor, her genius for comparison. … Her originality lies in how she revises her inherited themes. Her greatest departures from earlier English lyrics appear in her cheerful and satiric blasphemies: ‘Abraham to kill him / Was distinctly told — / Isaac was an Urchin — Abraham was old —’.”And Dickinson’s greatest descriptive originality lies in her angle of vision, says Vendler. “Instead of describing hills and valleys, she may describe the light: ‘A Light exists in Spring / Not present on the Year / At any other period —’,  or ‘There’s a certain Slant of light.’ She dwells on the ethereal, as when — in a poem that puzzled me at first — she defines an indefinable ‘it’ by a series of comparisons: ‘’Tis whiter than an Indian Pipe / ’Tis dimmer than a Lace —’, and so on. It took a while for me to realize that she was describing the soul. She never gives it a name at all, but concludes, ‘This limitless Hyperbole / Each one of us shall be — / ’Tis Drama — if Hypothesis / It be not Tragedy —’.“I hope that readers will discover in my selection poems they hadn’t known before, less anthologized ones: the macabre, the defiant, the lethal. ‘It is playing — kill us, / And we are playing — shriek —’,” Vendler says.“Existence in 10 words.”last_img read more

The importance of color

first_img 33SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jeff Kjoller Jeff has extensive experience in branding, art direction and graphic design, having served employers and clients in a creative capacity for more than twenty-five years. After graduating from the University … Web: www.loudthought.biz Details Drug company studies have shown that the color of a pill affects a patient’s feelings about taking the drug. For example, patients with acid reflux are more reluctant to take medication that is bright green, a color most people associate with acidity and sourness, preferring a soothing pink pill.1 Color TrendsFirst, you see it on fashion models in New York City, Paris, and Milan. The alluring purple of a fresh orchid. Soon, you notice it popping up everywhere – on linens and dishes at Target, as a popular new paint at Sherwin Williams, as a background color on TV commercials.How does this happen? Color trends. Who makes it happen? Color trendsetters.One of the most prominent color trendsetters in the world is a company called Pantone. Pantone was founded in 1963 to create “an innovative system for identifying, matching, and communicating colors to solve the problems associated with producing accurate color matches in the graphic arts community.”2 Since then, Pantone has expanded its color matching system into every other color-intensive industry including fashion, interior design, architecture, product design, and more. Pantone’s profound expertise and research, coupled with their influence in a variety of industries, makes the company a world authority on color.Pantone’s Color Institute® was formed to “study how color influences human thought processes, emotions and physical reactions, furthering its commitment to providing professionals with a greater understanding of color and help them utilize color more effectively.”3 Twice a year – in May and November – the Pantone Color Institute holds a closed-door meeting in Europe. The meeting attendees are a hand-selected group of individuals from a variety of industries.4 Their names are never revealed to the public. The walls of the meeting room are pure white to prevent any interference with the colors being viewed by the committee. By the end of the meeting, the committee has chosen the “Color of the Year”, a distinctive hue christened by the committee with a memorable name such as Tigerlily or Radiant Orchid. It doesn’t take long for designers to pick up the “Color of the Year” and start weaving it into their work, first in the fashion industry and then trickling down to everyone else. To view the Pantone Colors of the Year, visit www.pantone.com. Color Psychology in Medicine, Jill Morton, http://munsell.com/color-blog/color-psychology-medicine-jill-morton/About PANTONE, http://www.pantone.com/about-us?from=topNav3. About PANTONE, Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, http://www.pantone.com/about-us?from=topNav4. The Business Of Color: Company Sets Fashion Trends, Ilya Marritz, http://www.npr.org/2011/02/10/133636541/the-business-of-color-company-sets-fashion-trends Our world is awash with color. In a single day, we see thousands of different hues that our brains interpret as robin’s egg blue, fuchsia, or olive drab, to name a few. Nature employs color with unparalleled artistry, making sunsets more breathtaking, flowers more exquisite, and wildlife more captivating. Though few compare with Mother Nature, designers also use color in a meaningful, emotive way. Whether it’s an interior designer choosing a color palette for a new restaurant, a graphic designer crafting a brand for a new company, or a product designer finding the most desirable color for his new product, a tremendous amount of care and thought goes into the selection of every color.The Emotion and Meaning of ColorsPicture your favorite color. Is it a calming green? A vibrant yellow? Classic black? How does seeing that color make you feel? We don’t always realize it, but color is closely tied to human emotion. Even our language reflects this. We are “tickled pink”, “seeing red”, or “feeling blue.”To Americans, the colors below typically represent the following emotions or characteristics:Industry Color ConnotationsColors can also have a positive or negative association within a specific industry.Because being “in the red” is a negative financial term, most banks avoid using the color red in their brand and marketing materials.Young children prefer bright colors, so toy manufacturers steer clear of grays and subdued shades in their packaging to make the items more appealing to children browsing the toy aisles.Studies have shown that the color yellow can increase the severity of nausea; therefore airlines avoid using the color on the interior of commercial airliners.center_img Contributing Author: Erin Ortiz Finding the Right Colors for Your BrandAs a branding company, we see it far too often — businesses selecting brand colors based on personal preferences, rather than through careful examination and strategy. Perhaps the CEO has an affinity for orange or the Marketing Director hates the color blue. By taking this route, you could be sending an inaccurate message to prospective customers every time you flash your brand, misrepresenting who you are and failing to reach your intended audience. Picture the Dodge Ram logo in hot pink. Does hot pink communicate ruggedness, the outdoors, diesel, and horsepower?Take-AwaysColor and emotion are closely tied. Understand the meaning behind every color before you choose colors for your brand.Consider your industry. Are there positives and negatives associated with specific colors?Color trends are set by color experts based on research and forecasted consumer preferences.Put personal preferences aside and select colors that effectively communicate who your company is, what you offer, and the benefit you provide your customers.last_img read more

Colorado credit union sues Federal Reserve Bank

first_img continue reading » The Fourth Corner Credit Union asked a Colorado federal judge last month to force the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City to issue a master account that would enable the Denver-based state chartered credit union to serve social groups that support legalizing marijuana.The credit union’s civil complaint filed Sept. 29 in U.S. District Court in Denver argues federal law “unambiguously creates a non-discretionary statutory obligation” that requires FRB-KC issue a master account to all depository institutions. The lawsuit alleged that FRB-KC has “invoked an illegal discriminatory procedure” by requesting information from the credit union that the FRB-KC is not entitled to receive from any depository institution that applies for a master account. The credit union is asking a federal judge in Denver to render a declaratory judgment and grant a mandatory injunction that would order the federal reserve bank to immediately issue the master account.TFCCU initially applied for a master account with FRB-KC in November 2014 after it received a state charter to serve the legalized recreational marijuana industry in Colorado. However, the credit union has since changed its business plan to serve social groups supporting the legalization of marijuana. The credit union also said it would not serve marijuana-related businesses in the state until there is a change in federal law that would authorize financial institutions to serve the pot industry. 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Woodbury Crash Leaves Pedestrian Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 39-year-old man was fatally hit by three vehicles while crossing a road in Woodbury on Thursday night.Nassau County police said the pedestrian was crossing Woodbury Road when he was hit by a northbound Mercedes Benz at 7:49 p.m.The victim was thrown into the opposite lane of traffic, where he was then struck by a southbound Chevy van traveling and a third vehicle. All three drivers remained at the scene.Homicide Squad detectives do no suspect any criminality.The victim’s identity wasn’t immediately released.last_img read more

Alexander Zverev denies domestic violence allegations | Tennis News

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Alexander Zverev says the accusations made by former girlfriend Olga Sharypova are 'unfounded and untrue'

Waterfront display apartment opens at Marina Concourse

first_imgSunland Group is another step closer in its transformation of the Royal Pines Marina, with the opening of the new display apartment at Marina Concourse.A STUNNING new display apartment at Marina Concourse has officially opened.Sunland Group is behind the development, which forms part of its transformation of the Royal Pines Marina.Sunland managing director Sahba Abedian said the three-bedroom, waterfront display apartment, furnished by King Living, offered a refined environment of comfort. Inside the display apartment. The bathroom.“The prestigious location, size, and north-facing orientation of the apartments within Marina Concourse have been a strong drawcard for the local market, particularly downsizers, who are seeking to enjoy the lifestyle benefits of the location without sacrificing space, quality or outlook,” Mr Abedian said. “At Marina Concourse, a selection of three-bedroom apartments span the entire width of the twin low-rise buildings to deliver north-facing waterfront views and 155sq m of living, with high ceilings and full-height windows to capture the stunning views of the marina and its landscaped surrounds.” One of the bedrooms.Prices start from $535,000 for a two-bedroom waterfront apartment, and from $799,000 for a three-bedroom waterfront apartment.Scheduled for completion in mid-2018, Marina Concourse is the final chapter of Sunland Group’s visionary master plan at Royal Pines in Benowa and will transform the marina into a vibrant new waterfront residential, retail and leisure complex More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours agoThe kitchen.last_img read more

WPTO Seeks Feedback on Marine Sciences Laboratory

first_imgThe Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) on behalf of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is seeking feedback from the renewable energy industry, academia, national laboratories, government agencies, and private entities about the use of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s (PNNL) Marine Sciences Laboratory (MSL) as a research, development, testing, and validation venue.This RFI addresses the growing interest in the use of MSL facilities for renewable energy, maritime markets—as part of WPTO’s Powering the Blue Economy Initiative—and energy storage research, technology development, and testing.Results of this RFI may be used to help DOE and PNNL prioritize MSL resources and investments.This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically to WPTORFI@ee.doe.gov no later than August 8, 2019.PNNL’s Marine Sciences Laboratory (MSL), located at the mouth of Sequim Bay in Washington State, is the U.S. Department of Energy’s research and development capability focused on helping the nation achieve its needs for sustainable energy, a sustaining environment, and robust security in coastal environments.last_img read more

Man Utd signing Bishop impressed by De Gea, Romero

first_img Bishop also said that De Gea was someone he admired when growing up: “He’s incredible. His calmness, his composure, he’s got everything. Everything he’s done in the game is just admirable alone. He’s still quite young which is nice as well. “He’s just got that character, that positive persona when you’re around him and he’s got time for you as well which is lovely. He’s got time for everyone which is spot on.” And when asked about the qualities of those two that struck him the most, Bishop responded: “David’s ability to be a goalkeeper is incredible. He can catch everything. Honestly, everything. Read Also: “And Serge as a person and as a character, he’s got that incredible ability to pull things out of nowhere which is unreal. David’s hands and David’s saves as well. They’re both top tier keepers.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 20-year-old goalkeeper joined in the January transfer window and penned a two and a half year contract. He has been training with the two first team keepers during the mini winter break, as Lee Grant did not travel to the Red Devils’ training camp in Spain. When asked by the club website what it was like to train with the first team, Bishop said: “It’s incredible. Serge, you can learn so much from him. “David is one of the best in the world, so it’s just an honour to be around him. To learn off everything he does, every little thing, every aspect, his attitude, everything is just fantastic and Sergio as well, he’s just so positive. “He’s open to teaching, coaching, helping me as well which is so nice.” Manchester United new boy Nathan Bishop has spoken about his impressions of David De Gea and Sergio Romero.center_img Loading…last_img read more

Margaret Rose Best

first_imgMargaret Rose Best, 77, of Bryan, Texas, passed away Monday, December 24, 2018.  Born July 4, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio she was the daughter of William and Ada (Hahn) Bledsoe. Margaret was a special education teacher who valued education so much that she mentored many children.  She was a dog rescuer and loved her dogs very much. Margaret loved spending time with her grandchildren and will be missed deeply by all who knew her.Margaret leaves behind to cherish her memories, a son, Lawrence Best and wife Gedalee; a daughter, Anne Marie-Rose May and husband Gary; a brother, Warren McClintock and wife Pat; and a grandchild, Lawrence Joseph –Andaya Best. She is preceded in death by her parents; a sister; and a brother-in-law.Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville.  Father Vincent Lampert will officiate the funeral service at 1 p.m. and burial will follow in St. Michael Cemetery.To sign the online guestbook please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Margaret Best.last_img read more

Pieters sinks Magpies

first_imgStoke boosted their hopes of a top-10 finish and increased the pressure on Alan Pardew with a 1-0 victory over Newcastle at the Britannia Stadium. The Potters have never finished in the top 10 in the Barclays Premier League before but are now only three points behind Newcastle in ninth and four points short of their record tally of 47 points. They needed a stroke of good fortune to seal the win, though, with Erik Pieters’ 42nd-minute strike certainly intended as a cross. Press Association Steven Nzonzi tried his luck at the other end in the 26th minute with a shot from the edge of the box that was deflected over the bar by Fabricio Coloccini. Peter Odemwingie had a similar opening soon after when he was well found by Arnautovic but he miscued his shot horribly. Then in the 42nd minute Stoke made the breakthrough, Pieters floating his cross just beyond the despairing reach of Krul. It was undoubtedly tough on Newcastle, who tried to respond before the break through Chei ck Tiote but his fierce long-ranger was well held by Asmir Begovic. Like the first half, the first chance of the second period was a Crouch header from Arnautovic’s cross, but this time the striker could not quite get over the top of the ball. And Crouch threatened again in the 61st minute, this time with a header from Geoff Cameron’s deep cross, but Krul was behind it. Shawcross showed his value at the other end with a block from Mike Williamson’s goal-bound shot, leaving the Newcastle defender with head in hands. Charlie Adam entered the fray as a 66th-minute replacement for Ireland and wearing a mask to protect his nose, which he broke in four places in training this week. The Scot is due to have an operation on Monday but did not want to miss the game. And he almost made the points safe when he ran onto Arnautovic’s clever pass but pulled his shot past the far post. Begovic had been largely untroubled in the second half but Vurnon Anita spurned a great chance to equalise five minutes from time when he headed Ameobi’s cross over an empty goal. Boos from the travelling fans greeted the final whistle, with a ‘Pardew Out’ banner displayed. Newcastle have taken just 13 points from 16 games since beating nine-man Stoke at St James’ Park on Boxing Day. It was the Dutch full-back’s first goal for Stoke and his first in any competition since he played for FC Utrecht six years ago. Newcastle have now lost four successive games, conceding 12 goals and scoring none, and there were calls for Pardew’s head from the sizeable travelling support. The visitors were boosted by the return of goalkeeper Tim Krul from injury while Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross became the first player to make 200 Premier League appearances for the club. The hosts, watched by their biggest crowd of the season, have lost just twice at the Britannia Stadium in the league all campaign and they should have taken the lead in the 10th minute. The dangerous Marko Arnautovic swung over a perfect cross but leading scorer Peter Crouch headed against a post from five yards. Two minutes later it was Newcastle’s turn to miss a golden chance as Shola Amoebi’s flick found Dan Gosling in front of goal six yards out but he could only slice the ball over the bar. Most of the pressure was coming from Stoke but Ameobi and his strike partner Papiss Cisse were causing problems for the hosts. The latter wanted a penalty after going down under a clumsy challenge from Geoff Cameron but referee Mike Jones was unmoved. last_img read more