A Moveable Feast: 11th American Literature/Composition

11th American Literature/Composition Winter 2008

August 8, 2008: Survey August 8, 2008

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Thursday, August 8: Responding to Jonathan Edwards

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What was your reaction to this piece of literature?  What literary devices, images, or writing techniques stood out to you or got your attention?  What images, ideas, or words does he repeat to emphasize his theme or message?  What persuasive strategies of writing (emotional appeal, repetition, limited opportunity, figurative language [metaphors, similies, imagery], awareness of audience) do you think Jonathan Edwards used in this work?  Is he appealing more to a person’s emotions or logic?  How do you know?

Share your ideas in a paragraph of 7-10 sentences; provide examples and page numbers from the text if possible. 

 

August 5, 2008: Getting Ready for Anne Bradstreet August 5, 2008

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Tonight’s blog involves a two-part writing prompt.  You will write a paragraph for EACH prompt.  In other words, you need two paragraphs!

  • Think about something you own that you treasure.  Then imagine how you would feel if you lost that cherished item or thing.  In a paragraph of 7-10 complete sentences, explain how you would feel if you lost that treasured item and why you would react that way.
  • How would you define love?  What is love?  What is it not?  Do you think poems are a good way to convey your love for someone?  Why or why not?

 Reading Notes for Anne Bradstreet

 You will need the GALE password for these notes; see Mrs. Hamilton or your agenda for tonight.

 

Thursday, July 31, 2008: Responding to Native American Myths July 31, 2008

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What was your reaction to the Native American myths we read this evening?  What stood out to you from these two selections?  Do you think that modern readers should still study Native American myths and folklore in general?  Why or why not?
Share your ideas in a thoughtful paragraph of 8-10 complete sentences.  Please include your first name only when you post. 

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2008: Responding to Jonathan Edwards January 22, 2008

Filed under: Unit 1 — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 6:34 pm
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What was your reaction to this piece of literature?  What literary devices, images, or writing techniques stood out to you or got your attention?  What images, ideas, or words does he repeat to emphasize his theme or message?  What persuasive strategies of writing (emotional appeal, repetition, limited opportunity, figurative language [metaphors, similies, imagery], awareness of audience) do you think Jonathan Edwards used in this work?  Is he appealing more to a person’s emotions or logic?  How do you know?

Share your ideas in a paragraph of 7-10 sentences; provide examples and page numbers from the text if possible. 

 

Tuesday, January 15, 2008: Pre-Reading Anne Bradstreet January 15, 2008

Filed under: Unit 1 — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 7:14 pm
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Tonight’s blog involves a two-part writing prompt.  You will write a paragraph for EACH prompt.  In other words, you need two paragraphs!

  • Think about something you own that you treasure.  Then imagine how you would feel if you lost that cherished item or thing.  In a paragraph of 7-10 complete sentences, explain how you would feel if you lost that treasured item and why you would react that way.
  • How would you define love?  What is love?  What is it not?  Do you think poems are a good way to convey your love for someone?  Why or why not?

 Reading Notes for Anne Bradstreet

 You will need the GALE password for these notes; see Mrs. Hamilton or your agenda for tonight.

 

Monday, January 14, 2008: Getting Reading for William Bradford January 14, 2008

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What would be some of the hardships that would accompany an extended sea voyage as well as the difficulties in building a colony?  What hardships would the colonists face? What do you think would get them through those hardships?

Share your ideas in a paragraph of 7-10 sentences.