A Moveable Feast: 11th American Literature/Composition

11th American Literature/Composition Winter 2008

Check Out These Glogs! (Round 1, Monday, 10/20/08) October 21, 2008

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Transcendentalism Project: October 14-15, 2008 October 14, 2008

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Monday, October 13, Blog Post 2: Responding to Emerson and from “Nature”

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Consider our reading of the excerpt of Nature this evening.    Consider these questions:

  • What ideas stood out to you in this reading?
  • What was the most important or significant passage of this text to you?  Why?  (Identify and include the text in your discussion).
  • In the past, human society was dependent on nature for survival, and nature played in an important role in all cultures.  Do you think human society has advanced or regressed by getting away from nature in modern times?  Why or why not?
 

Monday, October 13: Responding to Emerson and “Self-Reliance”

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How would you define the concept self-reliance?  What does it mean to be self-reliant?  Do you feel it is easy or difficult to be self-reliant in today’s society?  Why or why not?

Respond in a thoughtful paragraph of 8-10 sentences.

 

Responding to Thoreau: Thursday, October 9, 2008 October 10, 2008

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Consider the excerpts we have read from Thoreau:  Civil Disobedience and Walden.  Consider the ideas that Thoreau has set forth in these works and the list of themes/ideas you received in your class notes on Thoreau.

Which of Thoreau’s ideas do you agree with (look at the list)?  Why?  Which of Thoreau’s ideas/themes do you disagree with?  Why?

Share your ideas in TWO paragraphs of 6-10 sentences.  Compose one idea on the ideas you agree with, and compose one paragraph on the ideas you disagree with.  Provide examples from the texts and/or modern day events/examples to help support your ideas.

 

Responding to Excerpts of Walden: Wednesday, October 8, 2008 October 9, 2008

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Thoreau withdrew from society for two years to find himself and seek the meaning of life at Walden Pond.  If you could get away from society and retreat from nature to reflect and contemplate life, where would you go and why?  What do you think you might gain from a period of solitude away from modern society?

Share your ideas in a paragraph of 8-10 complete sentences.

 

Getting Ready for Emerson and Self-Reliance April 1, 2008

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How would you define the concept self-reliance?  What does it mean to be self-reliant?  Do you feel it is easy or difficult to be self-reliant in today’s society?  Why or why not?

Respond in a thoughtful paragraph of 8-10 sentences.