I could spend the rest of my life studying the subject of the genesis of this blog: the close reading of poetry. There's an infinite amount of branches within that one broad thing. I did not delve deeply into semiotics. I could have, but that would have just taken me down this long road that I didn't have the time to travel.
Henny whey (as my Semantics teacher, my favorite teacher, used to pronounce it), I found a nice 'Semiotics for Beginners' glossary just now and thought I would share the link: