The group tasked with writing blog posts (300 words) for this weekend (mid-day Saturday, I believe, was what we decided) should be the final group to write a first post. Everyone else should comment (100-150 words for the required comment, any number for additional comments) by 10:00am on Monday. After this final group has a turn, we can consider what works and what needs improving as we start our next round. Anyone who missed their turn to blog should do so in this round–but that doesn’t excuse you from commenting this time, too!
As always, remember to include a title that reflects what you’re writing (it shouldn’t be able to apply to everyone’s post and can certainly be longer than one word), choose appropriate categories and tags (or add if you want a tag that isn’t there already), write at least 300 words, proofread, and publish! If there are links or media you want to include, please do. Commenters, remember to proofread, too, and to take the opportunity to edit your comments after you publish them if necessary–we looked at how to do this in class on Wednesday. If you want to leave additional replies, you don’t need watch the word count, but you should still proofread!
We’ll look at the effects of the non-linear order of time in “A Rose for Emily” on Monday, but you might take the opportunity to consider what effect the sequencing has. How does the order affect your understanding of the story and your experience with it? What would be gained or lost if it were linear? What do I mean by linear?
What does gothic mean? What is Southern Gothic, specifically? Wikipedia might be a good place to get a definition and explanation of what Southern Gothic is. How is “A Rose for Emily” an example of this? You might add that as your vocabulary word as well.
The narrator in “A Rose for Emily” is different than others we have encountered. What term would you use to identify the narrator? is it a reliable narrator? Use evidence from the story to show why you say reliable or not.
What themes do you think “The Metamorphosis” introduces to us? Choose a particular passage that deals with that theme and reflect on it.
How do you deal with the outrageous situation presented in “The Metamorphosis”? Choose a passage that represents that and explain your reaction.
In what ways can we read “The Metamorphosis” metaphorically? What does metaphorically mean? Present one way it is a metaphor and explain that for us.