Yes. That confounding effect seems hard to tease out, but it was well-known before the forums thread and is well known now.Was folding at home the middle part of the bonus?
I’d be curious to know how many people got that because of these forums and not actually knowing it.
In a poem by this author, “the darkened ghosts of our old comedy” march with lanterns in “the tomb of heaven.” This poet wrote that “the wise man avenges” a fallen autumn leaf by “building his city in snow,” at the end of a poem whose racist title likens its fifty constituent vignettes to “decorations… in a cemetery.” In another poem, this author wrote that, although she “strews the leaves / Of sure obliteration on our paths,” “Death is the mother of beauty.” Helen Vendler posited that a funeral wake is the setting of this author’s poem in which a woman’s “horny feet protrude” to “show how cold she is, and dumb.” That poem by this author indirectly requests “the muscular one” to “whip / In kitchen cups concupiscent curds,” and begins: “Call the roller of big cigars.” For 10 points, name this poet of “Sunday Morning” and “The Emperor of Ice Cream.”kitakule wrote:Could I see the Wallace Stevens and A Christmas Carol tossups?
ANSWER: Wallace Stevens (The first two poems are “On Heaven Considered as a Tomb” and “Like Decorations in a Chancellor of the Exchequer Cemetery.”)
A character in this novella accuses another of being a “blot of mustard” or a “fragment of underdone potato” before threatening to swallow a toothpick. At the end of this novella, that character is described as practicing the “Total Abstinence Principle,” and earlier witnesses Mrs. Dilber and Joe divide a bounty of teaspoons, boots, and “bed-curtains.” In this novella, a giant wearing a green robe and a rusty scabbard without a sword describes a vision of a “vacant seat” and a “crutch without an owner.” Its protagonist is asked “are there no prisons?” and “are there no workhouses?” while being shown two children named Ignorance and Want in this novella’s third “stave.” At the end of this novella, the protagonist sends a prized turkey to the family of his employee Bob Cratchit and becomes a “second father” to Tiny Tim. For 10 points, name this Charles Dickens novella about Ebenezer Scrooge.
ANSWER: A Christmas Carol