Rachel Metalin is an English teacher at Upper Canada College in Toronto. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology at McGill University, and her Masters of Literature at American University in Washington DC. She is an avid cyclist and a bulldog enthusiast.
Our love story is unconventional but thoroughly modern. Not unlike a lot of modern day romances, I found my companion online. Hogatha, at first glance, was not exactly what I was looking for. She was almost a year old (I wanted a puppy), she came with some bad habits (snoring, farting, sleeping on the bed), and she was a dark brindle in colour (I preferred fawn). Yet, when we met, none of it mattered. One look in her soulful, brown eyes and I was hooked.
When Sylvia Plath was asked about her inspiration for writing poetry, she responded that it hinted at larger themes. David Gilmour, a U of T instructor who doesn't teach female writers, could learn from the female poet. Because it's important to understand that Plath's approach to writing poetry also applies to reading and teaching literature.
09/26/2013 12:25 EDT
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