Premise[ edit ] Set in Albuquerque, New Mexico between and Breaking Bad follows Walter White as he is transformed from a meek high school science teacher who wants to provide for his family after learning he has terminal cancer into a ruthless player in the local methamphetamine drug trade. Initially making only small batches of meth with his former student Jesse PinkmanWalter and Jesse eventually expand to make larger batches of a special blue meth that is incredibly pure and creates high demand. Walter takes on the name "Heisenberg" to mask his identity.
In mystery the twig is bent Imagines, by some mental twist, That he alone is sentient Of the intolerable load That on all living creatures lies, Nor stoops to pity in the toad The speechless sorrow of his eyes. He asks no questions of the snake, Nor plumbs the phosphorescent gloom Where lidless fishes, broad awake, Swim staring at a nightmare doom.
Anne Sexton was a model who became a confessional poet, writing about intimate aspects of her life, after her doctor suggested that she take up poetry as a form of therapy. Sexton won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry inbut later committed suicide via carbon monoxide poisoning. Topics she covered in her poems included adultery, masturbation, menstruation, abortion, despair and suicide.
The Truth the Dead Know by Anne Sexton For my Mother, born Marchdied March and my Father, born Februarydied June Gone, I say and walk from church, refusing the stiff procession to the grave, letting the dead ride alone in the hearse.
I am tired of being brave. We drive to the Cape. I cultivate myself where the sun gutters from the sky, where the sea swings in like an iron gate and we touch. In another country people die. My darling, the wind falls in like stones from the whitehearted water and when we touch we enter touch entirely.
Men kill for this, or for as much. And what of the dead? They lie without shoes in the stone boats. They are more like stone than the sea would be if it stopped.
They refuse to be blessed, throat, eye and knucklebone. Vincent Millay was the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for poetry. She was openly bisexual and had affairs with other women and married men.
When she finally married, hers was an open marriage. She was one of the earliest and strongest voices for what became known as feminism. One of the recurring themes of her poetry was that men might use her body, but not possess her or have any claim over her.
And perhaps that their desire for her body gave her the upper hand in relationships.
She was also one of the best modern writer of sonnets, if not the best. Dirge Without Music by Edna St. Vincent Millay I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground.
So it is, and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind: Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely.
Crowned With lilies and with laurel they go; but I am not resigned. Lovers and thinkers, into the earth with you.
Be one with the dull, the indiscriminate dust. A fragment of what you felt, of what you knew, A formula, a phrase remains,—but the best is lost.
They have gone to feed the roses. Elegant and curled Is the blossom. Fragrant is the blossom.Teaching with Heart, Fire and Poetry Online Community. Teaching with Heart, Fire and Poetry is an online community and resource hub where teachers share with other teachers about their life and work.
The website was inspired by the Teaching with Heart and Teaching with Fire books. English Bright Romanticism. STUDY. PLAY. Read the excerpt from "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer" by Walt Whitman. Till rising and gliding out, I wander'd off by myself, Why does Whitman use the words "rising and gliding" to describe the speaker's exit from the classroom?
Walt Whitman: Poems study guide contains a biography of Walt Whitman, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.
Walt Whitman: Poems study guide contains a biography of Walt Whitman, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. Each edition held different poems and in the edition, "I Hear America Singing" made its srmvision.com, Whitman made some changes and the version below is the version.
The differences between the two editions are minimal at best. The learn’d astronomer sees the stars and thinks, How, Why, Where, How much, How can this be explained and predicted, How can this be quantified? Whitman and the Romantics were saying STFU and just enjoy the beauty, feel the power.