Literary Event #18

Entering the micen school house, you are bemused at the complexity of the place.

The desks, made from pieces of tree bark and re-purposed leaves mashed together to form a solid, are aligned in rows of five with ten desks to a line. A row of five lines– which equals fifty desks– is considered a “nest.” These nests are then layered on top of one-another with floors made from assorted trinkets comprising the solid material on which the level rests upon.

The room– which looks like a hollow-space in the walls of a storage area in the great hall– is one huge classroom. Everywhere you turn you see layers of desks screeching high into the ceiling; to reinforce the strange mishmash structures, you see string strewed about the room in haphazard angles and feather quills acting as fulcrums. You think to yourself that this place is a testament to upcycling.

[Location Based: easy points! Reading is more than simply reading. Sometimes, it can be important to think about the location of literary events. Langland was someone highly educated, as revealed by his mastery of several languages, and because of his familiarity with philosophical and theological systems. Pay homage to expanding one’s educational horizons by taking a picture of yourself reading the poem in a real life educational location. Feel free to cover or blur your face to protect your identity. As always, post this picture below and in your journal with a short description.]

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