“American Literature helps me to expand the boundaries of my own experience.” American Literature is something that I’ve never felt like I’ve understood enough of, so I held very high hopes for this unit. Throughout these twelve weeks, I have definitely held onto some of the areas of study more than others, as I found particular … More American Boundaries (American Summative Entry)
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”? I’ve never believed it natural to write a lie. When everything in … More Conflicting Contractions
Hi Josh! What I love about your blog post this week, is your different take on it. Having done the same question it is interesting to see how you believe that poetry is written to give a sense of clarification to the reader, as I interpreted it slightly differently. Either way is correct of course, … More Imprints of Poetry (Peer Review #7)
Creative: Add to Ezra Pound’s list of Don’ts (342) as they apply to a beginning writer. Because poetry and all forms of literature are an experience, do not write about the inexperienced. Only write about the truth, do not allow the obsession over being ‘amazing’ cause you to become an atrocious writer. Do not write about … More The Don’ts that should not be Done.
Hi Natalie, Your blog post is really intriguing, as for me you highlight every key aspect of Baldwin’s work. I felt the same towards his text and you have shown a thorough understanding of his short story’s brutality, and the impact that this is intended to leave on the audience. Your ability to touch on … More Dear Mr Baldwin (Peer Review #6)
Hi Emily! I really enjoyed how you showed a really straightforward understanding of Du Bois’ statement. The issue of the colour line is one where we are indeed placed on different levels of society without any consideration of any hard-earned merit we may have. You’ve also identified it as a range, which I think adds … More The Colour-Line (Peer Review #5)
Critical: Do you share Robert Frost’s belief that “A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom…it runs a course of lucky events, and ends in a clarification of life.” “The Figure a Poem Makes” (250-251)? If possible try to explain in your own words what you understand by this statement. Can you give an example of a poem … More Fire and Ice.