The Criminal (Murder on the Orient Express)


From the beginning you can see
Something fishy with this part of the mystery
The Count meets with Poirot alone
The Countess is pompous sitting alone
But that is how people were back then
No one seems to have any power over her
The elaborate people with simple stories
The man blatantly denied
Everything that he could possibly hide
Saying he only knew the face and not the name
Making sure to not make the couple the blame
A diplomatic passport acquits him of the crime
But his wife walks in, changing the course of time
Her almond eyes and scarlet lips
To the jet black lash tips
Exotic and beautiful is the exact way
That the author describes this young lady
A charming accent, a lovely voice
Simply did not make her a suspect choice
As it was she who killed the man
It was all part of a nasty plan.


Murder, Motive, and Much More


This novel can do nothing short of impress
Of the encounters of the Orient Express
It started as a ride
Through the fields and country side
Evolving through in a blizzard blight
And a cold blood murder in the middle of the night
I am compelled to tell you
The suspense is immense
Many suspected of being the killer
As you follow Poriot’s trail
A fun frustration putting clues in place

The characters jump up of the book
Would you like to take a better look?
Read it understand why
I love this novel!
So well-developed meticulously too
Makes you engaged in a world
Of who is truly who
Who tells the truth of what they know,
And who is lying amidst the snow?
Detectives, princess, pretenders, galore
These characters will make you do everything but snore
The careful descriptions in your mind
Clues the author left behind

Perhaps most of all
Is the evidence
And your wild ride
Take aside and say,
What is the theme anyway?
You see social classes, you see them
You do.
You visualize in your mind’s eye
Betrayal, loyalty, and revenge too.
The book should be placed on the highest shelf,
You should grab it, go grab it
And read it for yourself.
Read about suspense,
Characters and a well- embedded,
Your thoughts will flow
Like a stream through you.
Of whom the killer ends up being!
All will clear that fog you’re seeing.
It is really worth it to read
A book with a learning seed
That grows and grows
And where it stops no one knows.

Edgar Allen Poe, was he the best? (throwback)


In the Romantic Era, there were Dickinson, Whitman, and many more but none can compare to Edgar Allan Poe. Poe has one particular story which shows his credentials as an author.  “The Black Cat” demonstrates different elements of the Romantic Period. He cuts straight to the point and immediately gives us insight into what will take place in this particular story. Although Poe was a very disturbed man his writing quality is undeniable. Poe himself was a complete master of appealing to the imagination; therefore best demonstrates the qualities of an author during the Romantic Period.

The plot of “The Black Cat” is long, detailed and gruesome. He describes to us how the cat turns quickly from a best friend to a worst enemy. Days pass and suddenly he rips the eyes of the cat out. Later on he fastens a knife straight through the cat and into a wall. Of course, he ends up of course killing the black cat. (Not to mention he kills his wife in the process.) The plot of this story shows how innocence is lost and sometimes in life there is really nothing to celebrate as other authors in the Romantic Period want us to believe. These are these insane plot twists where in the end guilt does not get him. For his insane plot twists, Poe deserves the title “Best author of the Romantic Period.”

Edgar Allen Poe has something no other author has- exemplary style. In the Black Cat he turns more and more violent with the cat. It becomes obvious very soon that the cat will not survive this torment he is undergoing. It is quite amazing at his acute ability to foreshadow while still making the story interesting. His small steps of murdering the wife and the cops coming after she goes missing send a wave of lack of conscience for the man. For his style techniques, he is indubitably the author that best demonstrates writing style of the Romantic Era.

The final thing that is remarkable about Edgar Allan Poe’s appeal to the imagination is his vivid imagery. In “The Black Cat” he has such a well developed relationship with the cat, that we would never think that the cat would become a symbol of death. “Pluto -this was my cat’s name- was my favorite pet and playmate. I alone fed him, and he attended me whenever I was about the house. It was even with difficulty that I could not prevent him from following me through the streets.” Here we get this loving relationship between the cat and the man. Then it turns to dark. “- a wailing shriek, half of horror and half of triumph, such as might has arisen from Hell. ….I aimed a blow at the animal; this blow went to my wife.” So he kills his wife. After accidentally hitting her arm, he decides to go all the way and takes the ax to her head. The death of his cat follows. This is so spine tingling to hear. This is the final example of how wonderful an author Edgar Allan Poe is for the Romantic Era.

Edgar Allan Poe best demonstrates the qualities of an author in the Romantic Era. His skills in style, plot and imagery all show this. His vivid descriptions and eerie plot twists all show all the more what a talented author he is. The subtle and the clear combine to form one product and this is usually amazing. The work I have explained previously contains the quality of appeal to the imagination. To Poe I have this to say, awesome job – you are the best author of the Romantic Era. Your combination of eerie and harsh truths proves that you truly are the best there is in this Era.

I want to reflect on this piece and decide: Is Poe king of the Romantic Era?

What do you think?

The Kingsman


The beginning was so sudden, so jarring I didn’t know it was the same movie at the beginning. It morphed into something even more astounding. Colin Firth is absolutely breathtaking right away in words and action. He is bloody brilliant. The music is truly on point. The action scenes really jump out at you, no pun intended. The cimenography is stunning as the movie’s flow worked so well it truly captures a film in real time. The interactions of the actors really seems authentic. The chase scene absolutely blew my mind.

The music and that rush you get is simply unexplainable. You have to experience the rise for yourself. Judging people from your ivory towers brings the two lives of the main characters into perspective. Colin firth is so unbelievable as a fighter. James Bond, please. Colin firth is the real deal. Then come the quotes that rang out like bullets of knowledge, The suit is our armor and we are the agents. Many plots running at once. I think it’s about time a politician did something that actually made a difference turns out to be hypocritical. Capitalism is strong in this film. Colin firth excited on the screen. They eat McDonald’s which I think is a humorous jab at fancy food. That scene is done perfectly. They reference Bond in this film which is a funny irony. Cruelty, hatred, and greed are highlighting but not to be missed are how funny and inspiring this movie is. Again the words they say come at you like a flood. “Gentleman should only be in the paper three times when they are born, when they marriage, and when they die.” Being a gentleman has nothing to do with an accent it’s how he carries himself. “You know what I love about pen and paper? No one can hack into that.” What is unleashed by Mr. Valentine is the most utterly despicable wave of human destruction that I have ever seen technology cause. Now appears a plot twist that is so creative that you see it coming but it is still shocking. Truly, I’ve seen many movies this is unlike anything I have ever seen. The end has me in conflict. This concept of population control is scary because it could happen. The ending is a spectacle to see. Manners make the man. Our main character proves that in spades. This movie is not to be missed.