Summative Entry

Throughout this semester of studying American Literature, I have come to learn that America is a nation full of paradoxes. This conclusion has arisen  after reading numerous authors and poets whom have consumed themselves in finding unique, yet universal aspects of the American cultural and individual identity.  It began with the transcendentalist movement, lead by…

Peer Review 4

You can find a link to Claudia’s blog here Thank you for this eloquently written critical review on Frank O’Hara’s poem. I believe you have effectively outlined the motives of the Beats poets, as they attempted to demonstrate how all art should be considered art. I particularly the lines, “In fact, one can even go…

Faulkner’s Nobel Prize

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” ? From my own understanding, Faulkner and the context in which he wrote,…

Best Blog

You can find a link to my best blog, The others….

Peer Review 3

You can find a link to Laura’s blog here. Well that was an eventful read! You had me on the edge of my seat, attempting to predict the moves of the characters in your story. Well done –  it was very well written. I admire how you have mimicked Faulkner’s use of differing perspectives throughout…

The others…

5/ Try to write either a William Carlos Williams, an Ezra Pound or an e.e.cummings poem using your own subject matter but sticking to their language and form. As a starting point you might try either “The Red Wheelbarrow”, or “In a Station of the Metro” or e.e.cummings “in Just-” As per my previous blog…

Hang them,

Does Alice Walker believe that the “Everyday Use” of the old quilts is protecting or destroying tradition? Remember from the Introduction that we are told that Alice Walker resembles each of the characters in her narrative. The short story written by Alice Walker, reveals 3 characters who struggle with their cultural identity as Native Americans….