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Initial response: Henry and Walker provide stories that include symbols that are

Initial response: Henry and Walker provide stories that include symbols that are life-changing for the protagonist(s). In two or more well-developed paragraphs, answer the following prompts: Choose a symbol from either "The Gift of the Magi" or "Everyday Use" and discuss what significance this symbol had to you as the reader (an example of this would be the combs Jim gave to Della and a discussion about a precious gift that you received or gave).  Use text examples in this…

This assignment is asking you to do two things.  First, analyze the language an

This assignment is asking you to do two things.  First, analyze the language and overall themes of the poem.  Think about the poem analysis we did at the beginning of the semester, all the way back in January.  In the first part of this assignment, analyze the structure and the meaning of the poem.  Pay careful attention to the language presented in this poem.  What words does the poet use?  What are the connotations of those words, are they positive…

All changes saved “The Clod & The Pebble” Which should you strive to be – the cl

All changes saved “The Clod & The Pebble” Which should you strive to be – the clod or the pebble? Do you know of any clod in your life? J “The Clod & the Pebble”  (page 520) "Love seeketh not itself to please, Nor for itself hath any care, But for another gives its ease, And builds a heaven in hell's despair." So sung a little Clod of Clay, Trodden with the cattle's feet, But a Pebble of the brook…

Initial Response: Jackson, Dick, and Atwood brilliantly incorporate the conflict

Initial Response: Jackson, Dick, and Atwood brilliantly incorporate the conflict of Man vs. Society, but which one does it better? In one to two paragraphs, argue which of the Unit 5 authors best portrays the conflict of Man vs. Society and HOW (you might like to do some more research on The Handmaid's Tale to write about Atwood). This is a great practice for your upcoming Position Paper.  Share a modern-day piece of literature (new story, article, video, movie, novel,…

The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia.  New York:  Oxford UP, 1999 by Sam

The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia.  New York:  Oxford UP, 1999 by Samuel Johnson 1. Briefly describe Rassleas' life in the Happy Valley. 2. What moral conclusion does Imlac reach in light of Rassleas' disappointment with the philosopher whose life seems to collapse in the face of human suffering? 3. Based on your reading, what kind of knowledge was most important to Johnson--intellectual, moral, religious, scientific? 4. What does the text reveal about the "dangerous prevalence" of the imagination?…

How does Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s effective use of figurative language and r

How does Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s effective use of figurative language and rhetorical appeals to convey a message of empowerment and encouragement? Analyze this excerpt of his speech and support your answer with textual evidence. Excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. And some of you have…

Thesis Examples ( DO NOT USE PLEASE BECAUSE IT’LL BE COPYING) this is just an ex

Thesis Examples ( DO NOT USE PLEASE BECAUSE IT'LL BE COPYING) this is just an example to start with. please if you can talk about the intricate analytical depth capability the protagonist has that would be great! Although the character has an analytical ability to assess individuals and situations which renders him cautious, this gift is more disadvantageous since it results in him being an unreliable, paradoxical figure given over to inertia.(qualifier) The under ground man's analytical capabilities  is mere…

Post one discussion on the second half of Belly of Paris (350 word minimum). You

Post one discussion on the second half of Belly of Paris (350 word minimum). Your discussion post must include three things: --one quote from the text, with the page number (or chapter if you are using an ebook without page numbers); --your analysis and interpretation of the quote you choose; --one question you have about the text and your thoughts on what you think the answer to the question might be.

Assignment Description:  In this essay, you will select a specific text from our

Assignment Description:  In this essay, you will select a specific text from our content and argue how the text teaches the reader about the time, place, and culture of its creation. The thesis of your essay, in other words, will argue that one of our specific stories can help modern scholars better understand the time from which it came. Possible themes to explore include (but are not limited to) the following: Love and Marriage War and Responsibilities of a Soldier…

https://youtu.be/V82rzXwvJKE Watch the video and answer the following Study Ques

https://youtu.be/V82rzXwvJKE Watch the video and answer the following Study Questions. Be complete with your responses (aim high, not low). Format according to MLA standards. 1. How does the film narrative "interpret" this scene from Othello? 2. How does this scene relate to our exploration of persuasion? 3. How does the film narrative attempt to capture the tension between "black" and "white"? 4. How would you describe the language of Iago's monologue (as performed by Kenneth Branagh)? 5. What is effective…