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Monday, January 28, 2013

[Archive] Narrator and Point of View Assignment for Monday, 1/28/13

Due to weather-related closures, please complete the following online assignment today in lieu of meeting in person. We will resume in-person meeting on Wednesday, prepared to discuss this material and begin the next chapter as listed in the syllabus reading schedule.

As we know from our reading, the author's choice of narrator shapes the story's point of view. Assignment: Answer one of the following prompts in one paragraph. Your comment should begin with your first and last names, and by identifying the number of the prompt you're answering. Use standard English. Cite textual evidence from the story you analyze. Remember: summarize or paraphrase most evidence and quote only when the exact phrasing is unique or especially important. Your comment may respond to previous comments as long as it otherwise fulfills these assignment criteria. Citation includes in-text citation and a list of Works Cited. See the citation link on this blog for instructions.
William Faulkner
Edwidge Danticat

1. The narrator of Danticat's story "New York Day Women" uses present tense. What would she have gained or lost by telling her story in past tense?

2. What is the point of view of the italicized passages in Faulkner's "Barn Burning"? What do they teach the reader? What do they add to the story? Do they add irony?

In order to post a comment here, you must have an online account compatible with Blogspot. You may use either an existing online account, like your SU gmail account, or set up a new one expressly for online work in this class. You may use whatever online moniker you prefer (barring the offensive) as long as your posts include your name. After the semester is over and final grades issued, you are free to disable any online account you used for this class. This assignment counts as one participation grade and is due by midnight on 1/29/13.

Monday, January 14, 2013

[Archive] Shenandoah Languages on Facebook

You may know that Dr. Andrea Meador Smith, Assistant Professor of Spanish, SU Languages and Literatures, created and maintains a "Shenandoah Languages" Facebook page on which she posts announcements and links to articles and videos pertinent to literature and language study. I hope you'll take a look!