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Oh, for the love of...

The overwhelmingly massive *SNORT* that I let out when I got this result means that I have to share it... Let's all have a resounding chorus of, "No DUH."

Lord of the rings
J.R.R. Tolkien: Lord of the Rings. You are
entertaining and imaginative, creating whole
new worlds around yourself. Well loved, you
have a whole league of imitators, none of which
is quite as profound as you are. Stories and
songs give a spark of joy in the middle of your
eternal battle with the forces of evil.


Which literature classic are you?
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maxineofarc
Sep. 7th, 2004 05:26 pm (UTC)
*sigh* I just re-read "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" after my own quiz result, and you know what? I AM "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock."

*headdesk*

Could be worse. Tina got "The Waste Land."
eregyrn
Sep. 7th, 2004 07:14 pm (UTC)
Little known fact from my freshman year of college (since I'm damned if I'm actually doing the full 50 Things Meme): I was suckered by some upperclassmen into being on the Speech Team, or whatever the hell it was called. It wasn't debate; it was more like, oral performance. Get handed a poem and get to read it over once, and then have to perform it. Intercollegiately.

I didn't do very well at it, since nobody had ever really taught me much about how to read poetry. So I did it a few times and then dropped it. But one meet that I actually went to was held at West Chester State College of Pennsylvania, which had the advantage of being only a half-hour drive from Bryn Mawr, and also, the place where my best friend from high school had gone, so I got to see her (because otherwise, I didn't have a car, and she didn't have a car, and there was no direct public transportation route, so we might as well have been on different planets).

Why am I going on about this? Because at the West Chester meet, I was handed "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock". I didn't read it well, I don't think. I hadn't ever encountered it before. But naturally, the line

For I have known them all already, known them all:
Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;


stuck with me. How could it not?

At any rate, it stood me in good stead when the Crash Test Dummies put out their CD a few years later.

Hug Tina for me. Because clearly, she needs it.
okojosan
Sep. 7th, 2004 05:28 pm (UTC)
NO DUH!!!

:D That's great.
jenlev
Sep. 7th, 2004 05:41 pm (UTC)
that was interesting. i got lotr too. and i really wanted 'engine summer' to be a choice.....which probably proves the point of the quiz. heh.

thank you for the link, that was fun! ;)
telepresence
Sep. 7th, 2004 10:21 pm (UTC)
I got the dictionary. I re-took it, making slighty different but still truthful choices and got Ulysses. Kill me now.
xandra_lj
Sep. 8th, 2004 09:45 am (UTC)
Hah. Surprise surprise. I got LOTR too, incidentally. So just where is my mighty army of Orcs when I need it?
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