3 discussions due in 4 days

DUE IN 4 DAYS 

DISCUSSION 1 – Irving/Bryant/Poe Response

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By this point, you should be getting the idea that literature has various interpretations, and yours is important!  In English 202 we expect students to know how to read literature and analyze it, and the more you do it, the better you will be! 

For this next assignment, you will choose one of these stories (or more if you like), and, again, you will give me your thoughts and opinions – just let your thoughts flow freely!  At this point, I would like for you to give the work some more serious thought.  Why, do you think, did the author write such a story?  What do you think he/she was trying to say?  What influences of Romanticism can you see in the work? Use specific references from the text to illustrate your response. 

Submit your response through the Discussion Board before reading anyone else’s response so that yours is unique to you.  Remember there is no wrong answer as long as you provide specific references from the text.  Also, please feel free to respond to any posts you agree or disagree with. 

Length:            Approximately 150 words

 

Week 5 Overview

 

Read/Review:

Week 5
  • Read: Lesson Two material; “Rip Van Winkle,” pages 515-527; “Thanatopsis,” pages 538-539; “To a Waterfowl,” page 540; “Annabel Lee,” pages 738-739; “Ligeia,” pages 739-749

 

DISCUSSION 2 – Whitman/Dickinson/Twain/Crane Response

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For this discussion board, respond to the readings assigned for this week.  Are there any similarities that can be found in the writings (even though there are different authors)?  What is the theme that runs throughout each?  What are the authors trying to say with these selections?  Read them carefully, and tell me what you think.  Use specific references from the text to illustrate your response.  Submit your response through the Discussion Board before reading anyone else’s response so that yours is unique to you.  Remember there is no wrong answer as long as you provide specific references from the text.  Your response should be approxiamtely 150 words.  

 

Week 11 Overview

 

Read/Review:

Week 11
  • Read: Lesson 4 material; “Song of Myself,” Stanzas 1-9, pages 1088-1094; Stanza 16, pages 1099-1100; Stanza 31, page 1110; Stanza 46, pages 1128-1129; Stanza 48, page 1130; Stanzas 51-52, page 1132; “I Saw in Louisiana…,” (link in this week’s module); “When I Heard the Learned Astronomer,” page 1144; “A Noiseless Patient Spider,” (link in this week’s module); Sonnet 39, page 1250; Sonnet 112, pages 1250-1251; Sonnet 269, page 1254; Sonnet 479 page 1262; Sonnet 591, pages 1263-1264; Sonnet 706, pages 1266-1267; Sonnet 1096, pages 1268-1269; “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” pages 104-108; “Story of the Bad Little Boy,” (link in this week’s module); “A Man Said to the Universe” (or XXI), page 632; “The Open Boat,” pages 614-630
  • Review: Online Directions for Revision; Revision Questions 

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45471/i-saw-in-louisiana-a-live-oak-growing

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45473/a-noiseless-patient-spider

https://twain.lib.virginia.edu/tomsawye/badboy.html

 

DISCUSSION 3 – Frost/Hughes/Fitzgerald/Hemingway/Faulkner

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For this discussion board, respond to at least one of the readings for the week. You will, again, give me your thoughts and opinions – just let your thoughts flow freely!  How do you think the events that happen during the story foreshadow the ending?  Are there any symbols?  What do you think about the characters?  Read it carefully, and tell me what you think.  Use specific references from the text to illustrate your response.  Submit your response through the Discussion Board before reading anyone else’s response so that yours is unique to you.  Remember there is no wrong answer as long as you provide specific references from the text. 

 

Week 14 Overview

 

Read/Review:

Week 14
  • Read: Lesson 5 material; “Mending Wall,” pages 737-738; “The Road not Taken,” page 744; “Birches,” pages 744-745; “Out, Out-,” page 746; “Stopping by Woods,” page 747; “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” page 1037; “I, Too,” page 1038; “Harlem,” (link in next week’s module); “Theme for English B,” pages 1043-1044; “Winter Dreams,” pages 975-990; “The Short Happy Life of Francis McComber,” (link in next week’s module); “Barn Burning,” pages 1015-1027

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46548/harlem