Blog 7 – An existential dilemma

CRITICAL: Select the one modernist poem or text that you found spoke to you most directly. Quote the text and tell us how the text moved you. T.S. Eliot’s poems are a pain to interpret, not necessarily because of the length nor the technique, but rather by the fact that the message is hidden so deep […]

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Blog 6 – Red tulle

CREATIVE: Take a line from either Lowell or Frost and build your own poem trying, where possible, to imitate the style of the poet chosen. Line taken from Robert Lowell’s “The Quaker Graveyard in Nantucket”, part VI. Our Lady of Walsingham   Like the scent of a summer forest, you caress me Like the eye […]

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Blog 5 – what did the man do

CRITICAL: How does Baldwin through his language technique succeed in immersing his reader in the experience of his characters? Chose any section of his amazing story “Going to Meet the Man” Imagine the scenery of a music festival. Coachella, Lollapalooza, Tomorrowland, etc. People from different walks of life all dressed up and join in one […]

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Blog 4 – Dual entry

CREATIVE: Imagine you are hitching a ride with Huck and Jim. Write a paragraph describing the setting and the atmosphere of what it is like to be with these two runaways. I never thought of myself as lucky. I guess someone like me could never have a chance of being lucky. My parents loved me, […]

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