Keats's heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains his sense.
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"Why can't you be more like little Hester Prynne? She's getting straight A's."
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"My name is Mr. Collins. I'll be teaching you English literature, and I'm armed."
"Look, if you must go down to the seas again, to the lonely seas and sky, then go!But take your BlackBerry."
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"I thought it had a pretty good story and interesting characters, but I really didn't like the font."
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A woman has an "A+" scarlet letter.
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"Did you know that 'decimate' means kill just one out of every ten?"
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Veterans of Cursive Writing
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"What's a novel?"
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"When are people going to stop speaking every sentence like it's a question?"
". . . and then I says to the guy, 'how 'bout I pop you in the nose?' and then he goes. . ."
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"Granted, a deliberate derangement of the senses worked for Rimbaud—but would it work for us?"
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Miss Underhill's School Of Writing Sample Lesson
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"What we have here is technically impressive, Jason, but regrettably lacking in passion."
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"It's so early in the year, and that English teacher…. She's already up in my grill."
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"This is an excellent story, Doris, so far."
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"It's me, Tom—Huck Finn!"
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"The 'H' is silent."
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"No, no, common mistake. I'm your guardian angle."
"I'm sorry, but refusing to use an Oxford comma isn't really grounds for divorce."
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