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
My students will no
doubt curse you as they encounter yet another term
to learn, but as
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,
ph 07 32045188
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).
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
I'm not one
of your students, and I'm not lost on the Internet,
come across your site
looking for some different definitions when
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
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
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
Saint Louis University- Madrid Campus (http://spain.slu.edu)
Some years ago I was very interested in the study
of the history of languages and their relationships
terms of speech and music patterns. I was looking
at your article on the internet, and it occurred
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
be a great teaching tool. Especially for the high
school age in understanding the relationships of
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."
Well, Dr. Wheeler.
must say that your site was a real help in making
me understand the definition of an epic simile. Keep
the good work!
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.
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!!
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
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,
Fine Arts and Humanities
Hopkinsville Community College
Hopkinsville, KY 42441
YOU HAVE SAVED ME! MY
ENGLISH TEACHER [name deleted] THIS
AWFUL . . . AND I DON'T MEAN FULL OF AWE. AGAIN,
THANK YOU . . . I WISH I'D FOUND YOUR SITE TWO YEARS AGO.
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
Again Thank You
UCLA English Major
I am a mature age undergrad
majoring in English at Flinders University, South
Australia. I am finding your online Literary Vocabulary
useful as a quick reference point.
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
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
my students that I knew you and even worked on
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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
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!
I just wanted to send a quick thank-you for posting
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
I always mentally chuckle when I reread, “I
know what your initial response is: 'Five stages!
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
'But that will take hours!' Indeed, it may at
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,
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,
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
University of South Dakota
U School of Business
414 E Clark St
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: (605) 677-5521
Fax: (605) 677-5058
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
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
to say, I'm a slow learner! Nursing is a great
and rewarding field. Helping people is what I want
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'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
to go in building my English skills and pursuing
my true passion. You have helped me to really re-think
major. Everyone tells me nursing is a really
good field as far as stable income. It is a stable
just not the field that I love.
Dr.Wheeler, You must
love what you do in order to take out the time
and write to a bunch of strangers on the internet.
is what I needed to see. I thank God for people
like you who love what they do and take the time to
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
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!
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
sharing your resources, and consequently making my
job easier. I have bookmarked your page, and I
to visit it throughout the year.
Belmont High School, Belmont, NH [September 21, 2005]
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
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!)
Jayne [September 14, 2005]
Thank you for sharing your knowledge via your Website.
In particular, thank you
for "Punctuating Titles:
When to Use Italics, Underlining, and 'Quotation
I am a court reporter by
profession, and I spend my workdays converting spoken
speech into written
transcripts in order that subsequent readers may
(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.
Omaha, Nebraska [September 7, 2005]
Dear Dr. Wheeler: I'm not
one of your students, but I came across the website for
for my AP Literature
and Composition class. I just have to say, on behalf of
of my friends (I immediately shared the wealth, of course)--
THANK YOU!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
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.
Bob Burgess [July 8, 2005]
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
use them as their own....
Thank you for your time!
Erica Rayshel [May 5, 2005]
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
Student Solomon Mikael [solomon95959 AT yahoo.com] 9/9/2003
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.
thanks a lot for this
great resource. I am a high school English teacher at
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
--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.
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
line to me. Bravo! Cheers! Keep smiling. Bye. Raqib [by
the way, i too teach Chaucer at DU...]
Department of English
UNIVERSITY OF DHAKA
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!)
(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
Teacher, ENG 3U
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
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!
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.
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
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,
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.
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
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
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.
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
From a grateful student,
who has been hunting his white whale, Thank you so much.
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
notes. Ever written a book on this, with some difficult
text as a walk-through example?
Jack O'Keefe, Ph.D.
Professor of English
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
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...
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!,
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
"M. Deanya Lattimore"
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
thanks again for all your
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
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.
On 3/15/05 4:28 PM, "Diane
Rocke" <email@example.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
of your classes!!! I also sent the link to a few
of my other medievally-minded friends (of which I have
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."
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. . . .
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
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
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.
Miss Jonelle Baker
Indiana Area High School
Indiana, PA 15701
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
or any Teacher Examinations please let me have it!
Again, Thank you for such
a great website!
Vanett D. Fore
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.
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
Roger E Beutel
Sr. Sales Trainer
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!
I am in finishing up my MA in English and stumbled across
your website. Bravo-it is excellent. I teach reading
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.
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
Great website. Thanks.
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