Category Archives: Week 14



noun plural re·ga·lia \ri-ˈgāl-yə\

: special clothes and decorations (such as a crown or scepter) for official ceremonies

: special clothing of a particular kind

:  royal rights or prerogatives
a :  the emblems, symbols, or paraphernalia indicative of royalty

b :  decorations or insignia indicative of an office or membership

:  special dress; especially :  finery
In the short story What You Pawn I will Redeem Paragraph 13
“That’s my grandmother’s powwow regalia in your window,” I said. “Somebody stole it from her fifty years ago, and my family has been searching for it ever since.”
Inside this sentence, the powwow regalia is a special clothing that Indian people sew perhaps for special ceremonies. When he finally redeemed it at the end, he put it on and danced like his grandmother used to.


Monotonously- used to describe something that is boring because it is always the same.

She became a gray sky, stared monotonously at the walls, sometimes wept into her hands for hours at a time.

That she was staring at the walls, lost in a trance of boredom.


No homework!

You must have noticed that I did not post a homework assignment for this week. I hope that you used that time instead for all of the other work that’s coming due in the next week for our class: finishing the glossary, the glossary write-up, the presentation, maybe even some belated work on Project #2 in the past week. I noticed that many have not yet participated in this week’s discussion. Please do so before class so we can bring your ideas into our discussion–plus, remember that your participation counts as your attendance for our online session.

Looking forward to discussing “What You Pawn I Will Redeem” with you tomorrow.