Thursday, October 31, 2013

Dead Kennedys

Although written only five years apart and about similar events, the Breslin and Hamill stories feel vastly different. Identify one literary technique that, to your mind, contributes to this different feel and explain how it contributes. You might choose, for example, from point of view, narrative structure, choice of language, and so on. Please be as specific and complete as possible. Your response should be posted by  Tuesday,  Nov. 5, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Art & Fear

What statement or observation in Part I of Art & Fear resonates with you? Why? Be as detailed as you can.

Please respond by Tuesday, Oct. 29, 4 p.m. Just to be clear, every non- or late response on this blog, results in a F. I have reiterated this many times, but to poor effect. I mention it again -- and I hope for the very last time -- because the need for discipline is emphasized in this book.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Kentucky Derby

Would want to be a "gonzo" journalist? Why or why not? Due Tues, Oct 22, 4 pm

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Take the Cannoli

What makes Vowell's writing in "Species on Species Abuse" funny? Language? Situation? Point of view?

Your response is due by 4 p.m., Tues., Oct. 15.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Herr Interview

Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu

How does Updike manage to impart significance to something as trivial as a baseball game? That is, does he use a particular motif of images? Does he resort to the old reliable of sportswriters: statistics? Is it through exposition? Or some other device or devices?

Your response is due by 4 p.m. Tues., Oct. 8.