Agrippa (A Book of the Dead)

Today’s exercise that we did in class kept me on my toes, but like Alexandria, I’m not sure how I felt about it. On one hand, it was engaging and interactive. On the other hand, it was very stressful waiting to see if anyone would speak and trying to make sure what we were reading didn’t scroll up and away. I think it was more about the interactivity of the piece rather than what it was about, but that’s just my take on it!

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  1. That’s interesting. I actually found the program to create a feeling of ease because the pacing was slow which caused readers to pause at the end of each line as they wait for the next line to scroll up. I was actually thinking about it as a literary tool for pacing and how the pacing enhanced the sadness that is felt throughout the piece as the author discusses trying to get back something that he can never get back. This theme of the poem is also presented externally as the poem destroys itself making in impossible to ever read again so there is that echo of loss.

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