Saturday, February 22, 2014

EC: Biblical Allusions

Read The Gospel of Matthew (first book of the Christian New Testament).  You can read the original or the shmoop summary and themes.   Then write a 1+ page analysis of 3 allusions to the story of Jesus in literature.  250+ words, 10 POL points, due Tuesday 2/25 by blog.  Conversation-style - at least two of your allusions need to be ones that no one else has posted on.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Analysis of 1921

Assignment for each night of Sula:
Write a 250+ word analysis of quotes or ideas in 1921.  Make sure to be specific (talk about particular quotes or incidents) but also explain the larger meaning of what you analyze (what does that show about a central conflict in the text, or a pattern, or a character's hidden motivation, or an essential question).   For all 10 homework points, you need a level of insightful and complex analysis comparable to one body paragraph of a final essay.

Analysis of 1920

Assignment for each night of Sula:
Write a 250+ word analysis of quotes or ideas in 1921.  Make sure to be specific (talk about particular quotes or incidents) but also explain the larger meaning of what you analyze (what does that show about a central conflict in the text, or a pattern, or a character's hidden motivation, or an essential question).   For all 10 homework points, you need a level of insightful and complex analysis comparable to one body paragraph of a final essay.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Due 2.20: Sula Opening and 1919

Identify a few significant choices that Morrison made in Sula's opening chapter and 1919.  You could focus on setting, characters, conflict, or language.  What does she want to draw your attention to?  What conflicts, issues or themes do you think will be important in this novel?  200+ words, conversation style post.