R. Paul Yoder, Ph. D.
Professor of English
The doctor is in.
"Every thing possible to be believ'd is an image of the truth."
William Blake, Proverbs of Hell
Apophenia: The spontaneous perception of connections
and meaningfulness in unrelated things.
Then Satan first knew pain,
And writh'd him to and fro convolv'd; so sore
The girding sword with discontinuous wound
Passed through him.
(Paradise Lost, VI.327-330)
Now the rainman gave me two cures,
Then he said, "Jump right in."
The one was Texas medicine,
The other was just railroad gin.
And like a fool I mixed them
And it strangled up my mind,
And now people just get uglier
And I have no sense of time.
Bob Dylan, "Stuck Inside of Mobile"
. . . I mean to speak
Of that interminable building reared
By observation of affinities
In objects where no brotherhood exists
To common minds.
William Wordsworth, The Prelude II.401-405
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