So if my life were a story being studied in an English class, the teacher at this point might stop to take a look at how the civil war happening in my uterus right now is symbolic of the political turmoil dividing our country, or how it and the Midol I’m about to ingest are just an example of realism, where my pain is not symbolic, just sucky.
Both of these are wrong however, because of the format. This is a blogger analyzing life, self, and a commercial product, meaning that this is a brief amateurish example of metafiction (metanonfiction) social commentary.
Go home, you know who you’re following, people.
Realizing the comma splice you just wrote in a comment for a reblog.
Throughout my four years of college I have learned how to handle difficult assignments calmly and to not overreact when faced with a stressful situation
Actually, as someone studying to be an English teacher, I am going to encourage this as a part of the writing process. Embrace your freakouts, even put them on paper, but just make sure you fix them later on.
(And I won’t be able to use profanity in the classroom, darn it all.)
(I’m comparing it to Virginia Woolf’s “To the Lighthouse.” Come on. Her husband was her publisher, and it was a literary novel written for the sake of artistic form and ideas and to explore stream of consciousness. And that is good, and I’m one of the few in the class who enjoyed the book. BUT THIS ONE! Oh, this baby got drafts! This baby was a manuscript with notes in red ink! This baby was flawed and fixed and still flawed and fixed some more! This baby was written for a general audience in a mass-market form instead of a literary crowd in an experimental form! Oh, you’re so easy to read you precious little peach!
And that’s why this book gets cuddles.
I’m sorry. I just have a lot of feelings about books. (And I actually liked To the Lighthouse. But that’s literary. It must be taken as it. This novel is a bit more mass-market, depending less on the reader to work hard at it for the sake of art, and with a bit more work on the part of the writer and editor to make a book for an audience. And it’s such a beautiful, wonderful contrast.)
ENGLISH WITH ME.