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What does Song’s poem add to the visual information provided in Utamaro’s woodcut?

Choose ONE of the following paired images and poems from the “Poetry and the Visual Arts” section of the textbook (NOTE: This is the section with the thicker, glossy pages in the center of the textbook; the pages have letters rather than numbers).
Choice #1: American Gothic – Analyze the painting by Grant Wood and the poem by John Stone. In what sense can Stone’s poem be regarded as an analysis of the painting? Does Stone see Grant’s depiction of the two figures as a satire or a celebration? What symbolic elements are found in the painting?
Choice #2: Girl Powdering Her Neck – Analyze the woodblock print by Kitagawa Utamaro and the poem by Cathy Song. What does Song’s poem add to the visual information provided in Utamaro’s woodcut? What is the relationship of the final three lines to the rest of the poem and what effect does it have on the reader?
Choice #3: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall – Analyze the photograph of the memorial from the Library of Congress and the poem “Facing It” by Yusef Komunyakaa. What is the significance of the poem’s title and how are the speaker’s war experiences reflected in the war memorial? Does the speaker’s response to the memorial indicate that the conception and composition of the memorial were successful or unsuccessful as a public memorial?
Parameters
Remember you must:
Adhere to MLA format
Pa.per should range between 1,300 and 1,500 words
Your proposal must include:
Topic choice
Your thesis and at least two main points in support of it
Three sources you will use for your p.aper (not counting the primary text), presented in MLA format
An analysis of how each source will help you make your argument and how each is credible

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Is it an effective technique that in Glaspell’s “Trifles,” Mrs. Wright is the central focus of the play but never appears on stage herself?

Prompt
Is it an effective technique that in Glaspell’s “Trifles,” Mrs. Wright is the central focus of the play but never appears on stage herself?
Parameters
You must make a substantive and thoughtful initial post of 250 words or more to one of the questions, incorporating MLA citation and a Works Cited.
Readings
Meyer, Michael and D. Quentin Miller. The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature: Reading, Thinking, and Writing, 12th ed., Macmillan Learning, 2020.
“Trifles” by Susan Glaspell

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Compare and contrast how the setting discussed in the original post compares or contrasts to another work read this week

In John Updike’s “A&P” he tells the story of Sammy, a cashier at an A & P grocery store, and his actions when faced with a situation outside the norm.  The story starts out describing what seems to be a normal monotonous day as a cashier at an A&P grocery store when the monotony is broken by three young women walking through the store in bathing suits.  Updike uses the mundaneness of the grocery store setting to highlight the women’s actions and the store employees’ actions.
Throughout Updike’s account, he mentions details of the store that lend to the blandness of the setting.  As the women move throughout the store he switches between the vivid excited description of the women and their attire and the items they are passing such as dog food and breakfast cereal (Updike, 141).  This contrast highlights how out of place they seem.
Furthermore, Updike speaks of the location of the store to emphasize how beyond normal the situation is.  “It’s not as if we’re on the Cape, we’re north of Boston and there’s people in this town haven’t seen the ocean for twenty years.” (Updike, 141).
Finally, the setting is used to contrast employees and their actions within the store.  The manager, Lengel, fits the mold of the store both inside and out.  His reaction to the women matches the description of the area as well as the tone and mood of the store.  In contrast, Sammy’s decision to quit his job as a result of Lengel’s actions brings him over to the contrasting side of the three women.
Throughout, Updike succeeds in making the reader feel the mood of the store, one of boredom and normality.  This makes the actions and interactions even more interesting.  The discomfort of the conflict can be felt by the reader.
Work Cited
Updike, John.  “A & P.” The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature, edited by Michael Meyer and D Quentin Miller, 12th ed., Bedford/St. Martin’s 2020, pp. 140-144.
Peer Response Parameters:
Posts are at least 100 words
Posts build upon your peers’ experiences and ideas
Posts do not reiterate the content of a peer’s initial response instead, they add something new to the conversation by expressing a different perspective
In your reply, compare and contrast how the setting discussed in the original post compares or contrasts to another work read this week

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Why does the central narrator react to his boss’ decision to reprimand them by quitting?

Pick one of the two topic choices below. In addition to using specific quotes from the story, you should utilize at least one additional outside credible source.
Topic Choice #1:
What is the nature of the conflict in John Updike’s “A&P”? What do the girls represent in the story? Why does the central narrator react to his boss’ decision to reprimand them by quitting?
Topic Choice #2:
Examine at least two examples of irony in “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe. How is dramatic and verbal irony used to foreshadow Fortunato’s eventual demise? How do those examples relate to the theme of revenge in the story?
Parameters
Es.says must be in MLA format
Es.says should be a minimum of 1,000 words
Readings
Meyer, Michael and D. Quentin Miller. The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature: Reading, Thinking, and Writing, 12th ed., Macmillan Learning, 2020.
“A&P” by John Updike
“The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe

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How does the setting advance the tone/mood of the work?

Question 1
Initial Post: Discuss how setting is established in one of the works read for this week. How does the setting advance the tone/mood of the work? Cite specific scene(s), and if setting is also symbolic.
Question 2
Initial Post: Consider how symbols convey the central meaning of one of the works you read this week. How might the symbols presented be considered both conventional and/or literary? How do the symbols convey the theme and/or meaning of the work?
Parameters
You must make a substantive and thoughtful initial post of 250 words or more to one of the questions, incorporating MLA citation and a Works Cited.
Readings
Meyer, Michael and D. Quentin Miller. The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature: Reading, Thinking, and Writing, 12th ed., Macmillan Learning, 2020.
“The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson
“A&P” by John Updike
“The Enormous Radio” by John Cheever
“The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe

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Discuss how conflict, rising action, and climax are established in one of the short stories we read

Question 1
Initial Post: Discuss characterization in one of the short stories we read for this week. How is the protagonist revealed and developed?
Question 2
Initial Post: Discuss how conflict, rising action, and climax are established in one of the short stories we read for this week
Parameters
You must make a substantive and thoughtful initial post of 250 words or more to one of the questions, incorporating MLA citation and a Works Cited.
Readings
Meyer, Michael and D. Quentin Miller. The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature: Reading, Thinking, and Writing, 12th ed., Macmillan Learning, 2020.
“The Flowers” by Alice Walker
“A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner
“A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor
“Drinking Coffee Elsewhere” by ZZ Packer

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How is the protagonist revealed and developed?

Question 1
Initial Post: Discuss characterization in one of the short stories we read for this week. How is the protagonist revealed and developed?
Question 2
Initial Post: Discuss how conflict, rising action, and climax are established in one of the short stories we read for this week
Parameters
You must make a substantive and thoughtful initial post of 250 words or more to one of the questions, incorporating MLA citation and a Works Cited.
Readings
Meyer, Michael and D. Quentin Miller. The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature: Reading, Thinking, and Writing, 12th ed., Macmillan Learning, 2020.
“The Flowers” by Alice Walker
“A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner
“A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor
“Drinking Coffee Elsewhere” by ZZ Packer

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Discuss the challenges you face as a new student to literature

Prompt
Compose a literacy narrative in which you introduce yourself as a reader and a writer. For example, you could discuss the challenges you face as a new student to literature and what your fears and hopes are for the course. You could also explore how your reading and/or writing experiences have been important to your life.
Parameters
• Es.says must be in MLA format
• Es.says should be a minimum of 750 words

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How does this limitation help to express the themes of the story?

Question 1
Initial Post: “The Story of an Hour,” by Kate Chopin, is set in very limited confines. The events occur primarily in a room, on a staircase, and at a front door. How does this limitation help to express the themes of the story?
Question 2
Initial Post: In James Joyce’s story “Eveline” the main character ultimately decides not to leave, but before she makes that decision, we’re told, “All the seas of the world tumbled about her heart. He was drawing her into them: he would drown her.” She wasn’t going to be literally drowned by Frank, but what is the significance of this water imagery? How does it help to suggest Eveline’s reasons for not leaving?
Parameters
You must make a substantive and thoughtful initial post of 250 words or more to one of the questions, incorporating MLA citation and a Works Cited.
Readings
Meyer, Michael and D. Quentin Miller. The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature: Reading, Thinking, and Writing, 12th ed., Macmillan Learning, 2020.
Introduction: Reading Imaginative Literature
– The Nature of Literature
– The Value of Literature
– The Changing Literary Canon
Chapter 1: Reading Fiction
– Reading Fiction Responsively
Chapter 8: Style, Tone, and Irony
– Style
– Tone
– Irony
Chapter 42: Critical Strategies for Reading
(all sections)
Chapter 43: Writing About Fiction
(all sections)
Selected literary works
– “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin
– “Eveline” by James Joyce

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Do you believe there is hope for the American Dream?

This is a graded assignment. Remember our discussion from Week 1 about what the American Dream is? In this course, we’ve looked the origins of the American Dream and then how some groups have struggled to be included. In this final week of class, we are looking at the current status and the future of the American Dream, as well as what it means to be a global citizen.
In a post of at least 100 words, address the items below:
Explain how has your understanding of the American Dream changed as a result of this course.
Reflect on John Lennon’s “Imagine,” which for many signifies hope. Do you believe there is hope for the American Dream? Choose at least one image from the song lyrics or video that signifies your new understanding of the American Dream.
Imagine – John Lennon and The Plastic Ono Band (with the Flux Fiddlers)
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Click here for song lyrics (a new window will open)
johnlennon (2016, Dec. 18). Imagine – John Lennon and the plastic Ono band (with the Flux Fiddlers) [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkgkThdzX-8. There is a no-research policy in place for this class. Using any material other than the assigned readings and lectures, even if it is correctly quoted and cited, will result in a failing grade for this assignment. Contact your instructor if you have questions about this policy.