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Comments About This Website:

Below is a list of favorable comments people have sent me concerning this website. I've assembled them here in an "I-love-me" page to remind myself that somebody found the material useful, and that encourages me to add more stuff online.

Dear Dr Wheeler,

I was not lost on the web, nor am I one of your students, although I remember studying Chaucer at school with great fondness. However, I did find your website easy to understand, use and explore. Nowhere else it seems does anyone need to know what a tricolon is! Thanks for reminding me I am not alone in my fascination with grammar.

My students will no doubt curse you as they encounter yet another term to learn, but as Nietschze pointed out if we don't die from the experience it will probably make us stronger.



Cathrine Waters, Acting Head of English,
Dakabin State High School,
Queensland, Australia,
ph 07 32045188

Good afternoon,

I am a debate coach and English teacher at Albuquerque Academy, a prep school in New Mexico. www.aa.edu <http://www.aa.edu>

I can across your website while looking for a transcript of the witch scene from Monty Python's Holy Grail. I wanted to use it to teach logical fallacies, and your page was the first hit.

I just wanted to say what an impressive and comprehensive website you have. I learned a lot just browsing, and want to say thanks. I hope you don't mind if I reference your page from time to time (I promise not to abuse the privilege, and to give credit).

Again, thanks.



Dr. Wheeler:
I thank you for your generosity in letting the world use your materials to advance learning.
I teach English and Theory of Knowledge in an IB World school in Muscat, Oman. I found your website as I was looking for clear and engagingly presented information on the Novel of Manners.
I found that information on your site. There’s so much more there that I am enjoying my visit to your site and advancing my learning.
Thank you again—

(Dr. K. Balasubramanian
American-British Academy
Muscat, Oman)

Hi, Kip,

I'm not one of your students, and I'm not lost on the Internet, but I did come across your site looking for some different definitions when preparing one of my classes. I teach translating and writing at two universities in Madrid, Spain, and I wanted to let you know that your site had some great definitions. Would you allow me to recommend it as a reference to my writing students at the Madrid Saint Louis University Campus? I would of course not infringe on any copyrights and my students are quite aware of the consequences, at least with me, if they do.

If you would rather not, I understand completely, and I will not refer them to it unless I hear from you that you approve. As a colleague, if in any way I can ever be of help to you, feel free to contact me. I have a translating/ editing agency (Metropolitan S.L.), teach various translating courses, some of them more interesting than others. Poetic translation: challenging. Journalistic translation: interesting. Macroeconomical translation: a nightmare.

I like your site: to the point, precise, researched, organised and quick to use. Best regards
Jennifer Farrington
Saint Louis University- Madrid Campus (http://spain.slu.edu)

Dr. Wheeler;

Some years ago I was very interested in the study of the history of languages and their relationships in terms of speech and music patterns. I was looking at your article on the internet, and it occurred to me this could be a great teaching tool.

I have a daughter in Alaska who is homeschooling. It occurred to me that your article with the maps could be a great teaching tool. Especially for the high school age in understanding the relationships of language and cultural ties of nations and peoples. I am forwarding this to her.

Thank you for your contribution to the growth and understanding of language "development." Betty Schmidt.

Well, Dr. Wheeler.

I must say that your site was a real help in making me understand the definition of an epic simile. Keep up the good work!

Anjani Kumar

Dr. Wheeler,
I do not know you and you do not know me, but I wanted to e-mail you and tell you that I think your web page is an excellent source for students. I am currently an undergraduate student at [name withheld] University in Pennsylvania. I have a History of the English Language course this semester with the worst professor in our English department. For an assignment we had to read the "Pearl" and determine what dialect it was written in and distinguish features throughout the poem of the dialect. Without the resources I found on your web page I would be totally lost. Thanks again!!

Janelle Herman

Dear Dr. Wheeler,

My name is Bernd Sauermann and I teach composition and literature at Hopkinsville Community College in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. While attempting to find examples of logical fallacies that are clearer and more relevant than the ones in our current textbook, I came across your web page. Would you mind if I printed and distributed your examples to my writing class?

Yours in argumentation,

Bernd Sauermann
Fine Arts and Humanities
Hopkinsville Community College
Hopkinsville, KY 42441
(270) 707-3887


Half the UCLA English 101-A class is scouring your site as I type...you have saved our grades and perhaps a bit of UCLA's reputation :) ...not to mention a few of us actually learning English Literature.

Again Thank You
Madena Bennett,
UCLA English Major

I am a mature age undergrad majoring in English at Flinders University, South Australia. I am finding your online Literary Vocabulary site very useful as a quick reference point.



Dr. Wheeler,

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your nice collection of resources on rhetoric included with your webpage. I teach a group of highly motivated and very smart juniors at the International Baccalaureate level here in Fairfax County, VA, and we recently used your web resources in preparation for a persuasive essay. My students found your explanations and examples to be very clear, and many of the activities we used, such as the Monty Python script were engaging and amusing. Thank you for this collection of resources.

In my efforts to gain a little credibility and conduct a mini-lesson on ethos, I initially pretended to my students that I knew you and even worked on this collection of resources with you. (Of course, I destroyed my credibility when they learned I had "lied" to them, but I do hope I didn't destroy yours!) At any rate, in order to feign friendship, I read your faculty profile, and since my students know I love hiking and caving and Apple, I told them that we caved together and that we created "our" website with Macs.

So my e-mail really serves two purposes--1) to thank you for the resources my students found so helpful, and 2) to tell you that an English teacher in Fairfax County was making up stories about you to her high school juniors ... just because I think you might find that worthy of a chuckle.


Jennifer Knox
English Department Chair
Marshall High School

Dear Dr. Wheeler--
Arrived at your web site while looking for something on composing; quite impressive--I teach medieval lit in a small college in NJ--Felician, and am now in the middle of a course on Arthur--and though my background is in Old Norse, I am happy with Old English and Middle.

Spent 35 years in public secondary as a supervisor- ten drafted out of retirement--it's been fun getting back into "scholarship"--But even better--good to see young people like yourself into the real "stuff" at an early age, contributing to the field, and rife with promise for the future.

Are you by any chance related to Dr. Bonnie Wheeler of SMU?

Well, nice site, and fine doings--

Waes hael
Tony Demarest

Dear Sir:

I just used your Literary Terms guide. It is wonderful--it helped me out more than you can imagine in my study for a British Lit midterm. Thanks a million. I have put it on my "favorites" list. I am an English major at Indiana State University.


Troy W. York

I am a student at Providence College in RI and I found your web site while studying for a quiz on Piers Plowman. I just wanted to let you know how great your study questions are. As I read the text I furiously jotted down notes and after reviewing your questions I am comforted by the fact that I did take note of the same things you indicate are important.

I’ll be student teaching high school English this spring and find that the British Literature survey class that I am taking is not as helpful as I had hoped it would be. I’m sure I’ll wander back to your web site throughout this term for the academic support I need.

Thanks again, and good luck with your year!

Kim Montour
Future English teacher

Dear Dr. Wheeler,

I just wanted to say that I stumbled across your website through Google when I was looking for a Freytag's Pyramid, and now the site is in my favorites. I know I'm not in your class, but your website has some invaluable resources. Thanks so much, and keep up the good work!

~Adrie Ashford

Dr. Wheeler:

I just wanted to send a quick thank-you for posting "Critical Reading of an Essay." I am a first-semester, full time graduate student, pursuing an M.A. English after nearly a decade long academic break. I did not have a critical analysis class as an undergraduate. I really appreciate the article as it has made realigning my mental processes an easier, more methodical task. I always mentally chuckle when I reread, “I know what your initial response is: 'Five stages! For each essay? Isn't that excessive?' Not at all. It is necessary if you want to truly understand an essay's argument, rather than merely extract a conclusion. 'But that will take hours!' Indeed, it may at first."

Now I have to tell you that I took an 8-week course this semester. Each week we met twice for approximately 2.5 hours. To prepare for each class meeting, the requirements would be 2-3 films, 2-3 critical articles, and 1-2 medieval texts. I can tell you that I could not keep up the pace with the five stages, but worked to get as far as possible in the amount of time I had. (I also work full time and have a family.) I have already begun to go back through the articles and medieval texts in order to complete all five stages and derive the deeper meaning. My professor not only expected students to discover the meaning and intent of the assigned works, but also to apply it in different ways to create expanded interpretations. So I really, truly appreciate your article. It will continue to help me not only as a student, but also as a professional.


Ronda J. Evans
Internship Development Specialist (& graduate student)
University of South Dakota
U School of Business
414 E Clark St
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: (605) 677-5521
Fax: (605) 677-5058
Email: revans01@usd.edu

Dr. Wheeler, I just wanted to thank you for the information you gave to English graduate students. I'm not an English graduate, but I'm a nursing student in my second year. For the past year, I've been struggling trying to figure out why I'm so miserable. When a person is 28 years old, you would think she'd know what makes her happy. Sad to say, I'm a slow learner! Nursing is a great and rewarding field. Helping people is what I want to do, but not in nursing. It occured to me that I've always loved to write and read poems. English was my favorite subject in High School and teachers encouraged me to pursue it. It's funny--I never took my writing seriously and I never imagined I could make a career out of writing. Truthfully, I have a long way to go in building my English skills and pursuing my true passion. You have helped me to really re-think my nursing major. Everyone tells me nursing is a really good field as far as stable income. It is a stable field--it's just not the field that I love.

Dr.Wheeler, You must truly love what you do in order to take out the time and write to a bunch of strangers on the internet. What you wrote is what I needed to see. I thank God for people like you who love what they do and take the time to share that passion with others.

--Renee Williams

Dear Dr. Wheeler:
I'm a college student from Taiwan.  I'm writing to thank you that your website (http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/index.html) helped a lot on my final assignment of Latin loan words in English.
The Common Latin Abbreviation Part on your website especially helps.  I finally understand the usage of  i.e.; e.g.; vs.; and v.s. These words are commonly used by students in Taiwan but few know what they really mean.
You website is substantial in content and helpful to those students who are learning English.  Thank you!
                                                                                                    Jessica Tang

Dear Dr. Wheeler,
I want to extend a note of thanks for your comprehensive website. I know there is a great deal of time and energy that goes into making websites. I also know that it is a lot of work to be a teacher of English. Thank you for sharing your resources, and consequently making my job easier. I have bookmarked your page, and I will continue to visit it throughout the year.

Andrea Caruso
English Teacher
Belmont High School, Belmont, NH [September 21, 2005]

Dr. Wheeler,
I'm a student at University of Phoenix, working on a paper on logical fallacies and decision-making. Thanks for your website; it was a help.

Donna Pennica [September 20, 2005]

Came across your site while trying to research (remember, actually, lol) the literary term for applying animal or human qualities to an inanimate object...ie: The light from the fireplace danced across the room.....

By the way...loved the site and spent quite some time refreshing my memory, lol (I'm 49 yrs old and have been out of school for quite some time!)

Thank you:)
Jayne [September 14, 2005]

Dr. Wheeler,

Thank you for sharing your knowledge via your Website. In particular, thank you for "Punctuating Titles: When to Use Italics, Underlining, and 'Quotation Marks'."

I am a court reporter by profession, and I spend my workdays converting spoken speech into written transcripts in order that subsequent readers may understand (easily, I hope) what was said, and meant, at prior proceedings. As you can imagine, basic punctuation skills are an everyday necessity for me and my colleagues.

I find the information in your article very helpful and succinct! And, since you have kindly granted permission to use your articles for educational purposes, I would like to submit the aforementioned article for publication in my local professional association's quarterly newsletter. I'm sure others also will find your article helpful and useful.

Thank you again.

Andrea Freeny,
Omaha, Nebraska [September 7, 2005]

Dear Dr. Wheeler: I'm not one of your students, but I came across the website for your class while researching for my AP Literature and Composition class. I just have to say, on behalf of all of my friends (I immediately shared the wealth, of course)--


You really saved our butts....

--Hattie <bklvr AT midsouth.rr.com> [August 8, 2005]

Dear Dr. Wheeler,

After I had perused a number of sites seeking info. on the active and passive voice, I bumped into yours, and you had me jumping up and down. You have a genius for making it live. On top of that you had me laughing my ass off. You are having too much fun. Great job. I learned what I was looking for from you.

Best wishes,

Bob Burgess [July 8, 2005]

Hello Kip,

I just came across your wonderful website today, and I thought I wanted to compliment you. It was very informative and had a really nice tone.

I study English at the University of Gothenburg (just finished my c-essay and will continue with literary theory during autumn term). I also teach Swedish and English to 13-16-year olds in compulsory school.

Wish you all the best.

Kristina F [June 27, 2005]

I love your informative web site! I am a student at Eastern Kentucky University majoring in English with an emphasis in teaching at the secondary level. I found some helpful info at your site--thanks a lot!

Carolyn Smith [June 27, 2005]

I am not one of your students and I am not lost. I actually found your web site on purpose while looking for something in Google. Unfortunately, due to my age, I have forgotten what I was looking for (tripartite style in speech writing, I think). I did, however, get caught up in looking around on your web site. It fascinated me for several reasons:

1. Back in the 1950s, when I took freshman English (required at Vassar), I was totally lost. I thought, for example, that Faulkner was merely telling stories and was totally dumbstruck and unable to contribute in class when everyone was talking about the symbolism in As I Lay Dying. It was as if they were speaking in tongues! I went to my professor in great distress and was told, "Just do all the assignments as best you can and I will give you a 'C'". I'd never earned a C in my life but was greatly relieved that I would not fail the course. So much for helpful teachers.

2. I majored in Child Psychology and, subsequently, earned a master's at UVA and a doctorate at Vanderbilt. My career was spent in education -- as a teacher (elementary through grad school) and public school principal. And never did I forget my despair at being confused in freshman English. My life's passions were about clarity in teaching and a teacher's obligation to help students learn rather than merely 'put it out there' for them to get or not get.

Long story short: you must be an excellent teacher! You should be proud of your very helpful web site.

jmf [June 8, 2005]

Hello, my name is Cynthia Green and I work for the Distance Learning Center in Maumelle, Arkansas. I teach AP Lit. and AP Lang. live via CIV to students that do not have access to these courses otherwise. I recently found your web address through the College Board listserv and found it to be invaluable to my class. I was wondering could I link it to my web page? I would also like to use the powerpoints in class and--if I used them--they would be linked to the lesson plan behind a password, and I will give you credit for anything I use in the classroom. This is my first year teaching AP Lang. and I am trying to find as many resources as I can at this time. I do need written permission from you and an e-mail will be fine. Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon!

Cynthia D. Green
Language Arts Instructor
ADE Distance Learning Center [June 8, 2005]

My name is Marcia Hamm.

I presently teach as part of a homeschool tutorial in middle TN. I am creating writing classes for my students and would love to use some of your material as shown on your web site.

I do not wish to take anyone's work for granted.

Thank you for considering my request.

Marcia Hamm [June 7, 2005]

Dear Dr. Wheeler,
I am a twelfth grade student at John T. Hoggard High School in Wilmington, North Carolina. I found your website through Google. I just wanted to express my gratitude for your extensive list of literary terms. In my AP Literature class, we were required to compile a similar list of 300 literary terms with examples and applications, and your site helped me to understand many of the concepts that my teacher couldn't explain adequately enough. Thank you again for all the hard work and many, many hours that I am sure you have devoted to your site.

Katherine Latshaw :) [May 10, 2005]

I know you must be quite busy, as your website is a testament to your constant endeavors alone, but I wanted to thank you for creating such a fabulous (and utterly thorough) resource for your students and others alike.

I am an AP English Literature and Composition teacher and a British Literature teacher in Riverside, California. In my exploration for very well articulated attempts to teach students about style, I ran across your website and have been thoroughly examining every detail since. Your attention to detail and completeness is amazing and reminds myself of my own need to make absolute sense and order of every topic from history to composition in simple yet fascinating ways. You have more than managed to do so and your resources have rivaled everything I have browsed put together!

Would it be acceptable to utilize some of your PDF files/handouts in my classes? Citing their source naturally? I just wanted to ask because I respect the time and energy it takes to put things in order to just have somebody lift them and use them as their own....

Thank you for your time!
Erica Rayshel [May 5, 2005]

Thank you for taking the time to actually go through all of those terms. I go through classes and teachers throw those terms around without really explaining them. I think after some studying I will have no trouble keeping up [with] or exceding the pace of the class.

Thank You Again,

--Grateful Student Solomon Mikael [solomon95959 AT yahoo.com] 9/9/2003

Dr. Wheeler,

I’m studying to be a counseling psychologist in Indiana, and I use some of the resources on your website very frequently. Several of us were wondering if you had, or would, post a PDF version of your “Literary Terms and Definitions” on your website. All the way over in Indiana, we may have never even heard of your college, but we think you’ve done a splendid job with your class website.

Best wishes,
Matthew Cox

thanks a lot for this great resource. I am a high school English teacher at American School of Warsaw, currently working on a Ph.D. in English from Warsaw University.  I put a link to your page on the class website I am constructing. thanks again, --Brian Chanen chanen AT asw.waw.pl [9/03/2003]

Dr. Wheeler: We at Greater San Diego Academy would like to thank you for the wonderful website you have developed on literary terms! We are using it to correlate our state standards, and provide definitions for our students and parents. Thank you again. Sincerely, Mike Keene, Leslie Emmons, and Ana Noriega. [7/29/2003] anoriega AT jdusd.k12.ca.us

I very much enjoy your informative website. . . . Cordially, Sheila Davis, Adjunct Faculty, New School Univ. NYC 7/24/2003

Thank you for your dictionary of literary terms! I think it's a very useful teacher resource.
--Brenda McNellan, Indiana University, 7/10/2003.

Thank you for making your chinese_poetry webpage available to the public. I enjoyed reading it.
--Kent M. Suarez, amateur sinophile, Taipei, Taiwan

Dear Dr. Wheeler:
The other day while trying to get some resources on poetry for a lecture I was preparing on Adrienne Rich, I stumbled across your amazingly resourceful website. I spent a whole hour browsing through the pages and wondered why I didn't come across it earlier. I usually consult Cuddon's Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms for reference and here I found one resource with a difference. I teach English poetry at the University of Dhaka. The Internet is not yet a common thing among students here but my students have already reaped benefits by visiting your website which they have found to be very helpful. This is of course just to say thanks though it would probably not mean much to a person to you. I would highly appreciate if you drop a line to me. Bravo! Cheers! Keep smiling. Bye. Raqib [by the way, i too teach Chaucer at DU...]

Raqib Chowdhury
Assistant Professor
Department of English
Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh 9/9/2003

Dr. Wheeler, I'm an ancient undergrad at University of Missouri and I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your website. ( It has been 30 years since I've studied Latin and you've motivated me to try to decipher the sidebar sayings on the site...amazing!)

Roseann Bellettiere
(who is sitting here at 6:22 pm agonizing over the correct way to read WJT Mitchell's work closely)

My name is Laurie Linseman. I am a Teacher for AMDEC (the Avon Maitland Distance Education Centre) - an online learning initiative which offers Ontario high school credit courses through electronic distance education.

I am writing to tell you that I find your site very interesting and useful, and will be providing the URL as a resource to my students. They may be accessing it for study and research purposes, beginning in September of 2004.

Laurie Linseman
Teacher, ENG 3U

Dr. Wheeler,

I teach concurrent enrollment English 1010 (Composition) and 1020 (Literature) as an adjunct instructor for Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, Wyoming. To be brief, I was wondering if I might obtain permission to use materials you've posted on your website--particularly materials regarding audience and logical fallacies. Be assured that proper attribution would be given to students, as I think that it is important that we model the value of sharing ideas and of information exchange in general.

Chris Shoults

I am a high school student from Grand Haven, Michigan. I just want to thank you for all the helpful definitions that were on your website. I have exams right now and the definitions really helped. I know it may be strange that i am writing this but you really helped me. Thanks Again!
-Patrick Fredricks-

I am just dropping you an e-mail to let you know that you have a web-surfer in Switzerland who appreciates your web site.
Deborah Schneider

While writing my research paper, I came across your website containing the database of literary terms and definitions. I must commend you on the work and effort you must have exerted into producing such a useful tool.

I understand that the database is "under perpetual construction," but I would like to point out--and you may already be aware of this--that your J section is missing the definition of "juxtaposition." While one can easily look up the definition of the word elsewhere, I feel that your database is incomplete without it. :-)
Good luck with updating the database and website. It is a great resource to everyone!
Sincerely & respectfully,
Lillian Chu

Dear Dr. Wheeler,

I'm not a student of Carson-Newman. I attend the University of Oregon (I'm an English major). Your notes on the web on critical reading are a lifesaver. Thank you so much.
Shamala Martin

Subject: Just Stopped By

I would be [in category] B) "hopelessly lost on the web." However, I thought I would drop you a line to let you know that I very much enjoyed your web page. Interesting. Your special study topic brought back memories of my experience w/ English literature as required study in 12th grade as my Academic English teacher, Mrs. Simpson, could have been the art work representing Grendel. She had a wonderfully pointy nose and chin and her hair was teased high into a point as well. Her pointy shoes tapped the floor as she read to us sonnets. Always a glaring eye and pointy fingers and fingernails. Her teeth were as sharp as her red pen. She was scary. But YOU do not appear as my not-so-fair 12th grade teacher did.

Again, I enjoyed stumbling into your web page. Take care and keep up the interesting work and travel. :)

Thank you thank you thank you

I wanted to take the time to thank you for posting your website on the internet. At 47, I went to college and got a BA and [I now] have the final stages of a Master's Degree I am working on. My California teaching credential is tied into it and in order to do student teaching, I need to pass a CSET exam in English.

Sad to report, many of my classmates have failed it time and again. So as I sat down to research and study as much as I could, I found your site on the internet. I want to tell you how much I appreciate that you spent the time to do this. In going through it, there is so much that I needed to have refreshed in my mind. You explain the terms so well, and the examples are just excellent. I thank you for this from the bottom of my heart.

Lindy Baker
Life Skills Coach

I have been searching, in vain, for a site or book with at least a partial list of literary terms. It has been a nerve wracking experience and I almost gave up hope of finding a site, such as yours. Your site is the first complete and thorough list I have found (Though I might have been looking in the wrong places.) I thank you for putting to rest my long search.

From a grateful student, who has been hunting his white whale, Thank you so much.


Dr. Wheeler,
I am not one of your students, but rather a lost soul on the internet. What a treat to come across your site! I am taking an exam to get my teaching license this weekend and needed to brush up on some literary terms. Your site was invaluable. I have bookmarked it in my favorites and will refer to it often. Your students are fortunate to have you as an instructor. Thank you for reigniting my passion for the language and learning.

--- Suzie Colbert


Dear Dr. Wheeler,
I love your work on critical reading, the best I've seen. I teach comp and reading at City Colleges of Chicago, and for years have been trying to make Mike Rose's Lives on the Boundary more readable. The dense parts throw students for a loop. I'm going to use some of your notes. Ever written a book on this, with some difficult text as a walk-through example?

Jack O'Keefe, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Daley College

Dear Dr. Wheeler,
I am an instructor teaching composition at Eastern Washington University and I happened across your logical fallacies exercise on your web page. I appreciate you making this exercise available for use, and I would like to use it in my own instruction, but I would like to request a copy of your answer sheet, please. Thanks for your help.

--Derek Sillerud

Dr. Wheeler--

One of my students stumbled upon your web page because of the glossary of terms. I'll tell my class about it tonight. I enjoyed surfing through your site and am not finished yet.

--Henry B. Chapin
Professor Emeritus of English Literature
University of Hawai`i-West O`ahu

Subject: A very grateful English major would like to thank you...

Dr. Wheeler,

I must say that your site is spectacular! It was so helpful to me in preparing for my Early English Lit course. I was able to find 18 of the 24 terms in needed to know for my midterm. [ . . . list of six suggested terms to add.] Just thought I would throw those terms your way in case you are looking to expand that marvelous dictionary of terms. I put this site in my favorites and will come back to it again, too bad I didn't discover it earlier in my college career.

thanks so much and keep up the Good Work!,
Angel Ramirez
Sam Houston State University

Subject: your site

Hi, I am a high school English teacher in Quincy, CA. This is my first year teaching AP Language and Comp. I just found your site today, and I am very impressed. I know I will refer to it in the future.

Thank you!

JoAnne Rotta

"M. Deanya Lattimore" <mdlattim@syr.edu>

hi! i teach american lit at gardner-webb university in north carolina, and i just found your great resources page! i'm going to link you from the "literature resources" pull-down menu on my own homepage, if you don't mind. my lit students are mostly returning night-school students, so your site won't see much use by them, but your research for the classes you teach is wonderful. i particularly love your vocabulary lists.

thanks again for all your great work!
deanya lattimore

hi! my name is kalvin sie, i'm a third year pathobiology student at the university of toronto. I would just like to say that your website was very informative and it aided me a lot in my studies. i am currently taking a classics latin course. just wanted to say thanks for the great work!


I was impressed by your site -- it's the kind of site one can dip into and find little morsels to savor, or work through systematically and get a genuine feeling for the subject. It is sufficiently broad to allow people with substantially differing interests to find interesting material -- so long as they remain within the general purview of English language, literature and history.

--Warren Ham

On 3/15/05 4:28 PM, "Diane Rocke" <garlicmyfi@yahoo.com> wrote:
I ran across your page en route to other things (but not hoplessly lost!) and all I can say is I WISH I were in one of your classes!!! I also sent the link to a few of my other medievally-minded friends (of which I have MANY. The webpage [is] in my "favorites" now. . . . Again, thank you for bringing some sunshine into my research on Tom Sawyer's heraldic nightmare in "Huck Finn."

--D. Rocke


I am a teacher from The Montfort Academy (<http://www.themontfortacademy.com/> ). I teach the great books, and your website has helped me tremendously. I especially liked your worksheets on critical reading of an argument and a literary passage. The students got a lot out of them. Your study questions for Chaucer have worked excellently as well. . . .


Thaddeus Kozinski

Dr. Wheeler,
Though I am not one of your students, I have gathered invaluable knowledge from your comprehensive webpage. I am e-mailing you in thanks and appreciation! Your site has [been] and still is a tremendous help to me as a first year teacher in Indiana, PA. I am teaching Medieval literature to senior students, and your site has helped me in a number of ways . . . assisting in making my own handouts, lecturing, explaining and understanding tough pieces, and educating myself. It is tempting to just photocopy the handouts the veterans hand me, but I've found your information much more valuable. Your lit terms section has been exceptionally advantageous to me especially because it is relevant to medieval lit.

Thank you for sharing such knowledge. As one (I'm sure) of many who have benefitted from your site, please keep it up and running.

Many thanks,

Miss Jonelle Baker
Indiana Area High School
Indiana, PA 15701

Dr. Wheeler:

I stumbled across the website while trying to find information on literary terms that I will be using to take the Praxis II exam. I am interested in teaching high school, and hope to receive my Doctorate so that I might teach on a college level.

Thank you so much for the website, and if you have any advice about the Praxis Exam or any Teacher Examinations please let me have it!

Again, Thank you for such a great website!

Vanett D. Fore
Training Instructor

Dear Dr. Wheeler!
Hello from Poland! Please excuse my English. I found your site looking for an explanation of some logical fallacies. The fallacies list that is on your site seems to be the most complete and best written. I wonder if I could translate it into Polish and place it on my website[...]? Please send me an e-mail if you don't mind.

Bartek Bartkowski

I am not a student of yours, but I wish I were. Your website <http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/index.html> has taught me more than my college English courses. You mention on your site you did missionary work at 18 yrs of age in Mexico. My brother did as well in 1984-1986 in the Monterey, Mexico area. May I ask, are you a Latter-day Saint?

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Dear Dr. Wheeler,
I was searching the web for some literary terms this early morning and discovered your great site. I have therefore disproved your statement, "If you are reading this page, you are either (a) one of my students, or (b) hopelessly lost on the web. You are welcome to browse here in either case." Though I am neither your student or hopelessly lost on the web, I did find your site wonderfully useful.

Thanks for your time!
Sandie Stratton

Dr. Wheeler:
I am in finishing up my MA in English and stumbled across your website. Bravo-it is excellent. I teach reading in Garland, Texas, and plan to use your website for its excellent source of literary terms. Thanks for putting a valuable tool together. Your students are lucky to have an energetic professor.

Keith David

Dr. Wheeler,

Here's a text clip from your website:

If you are reading this page, you are either (a) one of my students, or (b) hopelessly lost on the web.

(b) I was searching for pictures of Harlaxton Manor. I became hopelessly lost in Mandarin vowels.

Great website. Thanks.

--Tom Ventur

Hello Dr. Wheeler,
I am a student from New Jersey City University. I am taking a Shakespeare course with Dr. French (formerly of NYU). I was able to gather much information from your site and I really appreciate your expertise.

--Lisa A. Lusardi

I'm Teresa Lee Jenkins and I teach at a co-educational college prep school near Cleveland, Ohio. I have been teaching a debate elective for several years (my favorite class) and had just presented the annual rhetorical criticism assignments. I find your site so helpful. Thank you so much. What an impressive and informative web site -- as thorough as it is clear.

From the Screen of Teresa Lee Jenkins


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