Summative Entry – Freeing

To describe American writing in one word, it would be “freeing”. Native Americans wrote their freedom down the pages of history so they would never be forgotten. The Transcendentalists wrote in hopes of setting themselves free from the heavy reality at the times. African American literature was a protest for their right to be as […]

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Blog 9 – Mirror

CRITICAL: How do you understand Faulkner’s extraordinary statement in his Nobel Prize speech “the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself … alone can make good writing because only that is worth writing about, worth the agony and the sweat” ? “The young man or woman writing today has forgotten the problems of […]

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Blog 8 – Self love

CRITICAL:  What do you think Faulkner might have meant by the caption that is around his neck in the image at the top of this blog? We are our own worst enemy, solely due to the fact that we are the only individual that knows about our deepest fears. We are the only ones that […]

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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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