There are some who just have a ballistic approach to essay writing and then wonder why they can't pull it off. I suspect that is why some of the 'satellite' students are suddenly AWOL - either they are becoming frantic in their final weeks or have just freaked out, never to return. I actually do empathise; as I have said recently, even if you are a talented Lit student, you can still be engulfed by the sheer amount of work that is needed to be done. There are days that I sit and my desk and I wonder ::: Am I bit too long in the tooth for all this? This is not just an intellectual path - I do actually want to be employed after this, in a job where my skill is crucial. However, I have seen some fold in the face of adversity and I don't think about age. I am 'seasoned', not ancient; I'm old school/hardcore and all of the other cliches, but hey - I'm still standing.
I aint done yet :-)
These poems have different meaning, but definitely have interesting parallels. I am up to 719 words already, but have written them as separate pieces - all the while making notes as to the similarities and the juxtapositions. It is fascinating on one level, but messy on another, if I don't watch out. Don't want to make a dogs breakfast out of it circa IL2 (18th & 19th century - rescued it, though).
I am really pleased - I didn't start til late, but I am up to 920 already. Almost half way !!! :-D