For the rest of the semester, we will think about and respond to our readings with a focus on identifying important passages. This will prepare us for the final exam.
When it’s your turn to post,
- identify a passage you think is important and add it to your post (either type it or copy and paste it from the website where the story was posted)
- Then, in one paragraph, interpret and analyze the passage, calling attention to specific details and words in the passage.
- in another paragraph, apply your analysis of the passage to the argument you think the story as a whole is making.
- in another paragraph, compare how a moment/scene/event/image/symbol/motif in another text includes a similar issue or theme you identified in the argument or in some way resonates with the passage you chose. Be as specific as possible, including details and from that moment.
For Wednesday’s class, volunteers should post by Tuesday at 8pm; everyone else can respond by 10am on Wednesday. Feel free to post about “The Shawl” by Cynthia Ozick, “The Shawl” by Louise Erdrich, or “What You Pawn I Will Redeem” by Sherman Alexie.
UPDATE: For Monday’s class, volunteers should post by Friday night; everyone else can respond by 10am on Wednesday. Posts can cover “You in America” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, or “What You Pawn I Will Redeem” by Sherman Alexie, or “The Shawl” by Cynthia Ozick, “The Shawl” by Louise Erdrich.
Whichever story you use for your post, please be sure to follow the structure listed above.