Here is my Portfolio for my Writing About Literature class (Here's a link to the course website) at Seton Hill University (Here's the school's website).  A portfolio is a listing of all of the blogs I have made for this class up to date, and then they are seperated into categories.  The categories are as follows:

Coverage, Depth, Interaction, Discussion, Timliness, Xenoblogging, and a Wild Card.

  • Coverage:This is a list of all of the blogs I have made for this class
  1. Ok. I was gonna whack you. But I was really conflicted about it. ~Paul Vitti, Analyze This
  2. After all, your case will come up for review in 10 to 20 years, and you will get your name in the papers all over again.~Roxy Hart, Chicago
  3. We have to encourage a return to traditional moral values. Most importantly, we have to promote general social concern, and less materialism in young people.~Patrick Bateman, American Psycho
  4. Iocane comes from Australia,as everyone knows.And Australia is entirely peopled with criminals.And criminals are used to having people not trust them,as you are not trusted by me,so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you.~Vizini,Princess Bride
  5. Why do men feel they can justify death?~ Benjamin Martin
  6. Get used to disappointment!~Westley, The Princess Bride
  7. Hi! I'm Tourguide Barbie!~Toy Story 2
  8. Its time to expand the minds its homework time !~Mrs. Doubtfire
  9. So join the marines. It's like feminism never even happened. You know?~Gracie, Mrss Congeniality
  10. Brad, hi!You been holding this long?Uh huh.I'm incredible.Yeah,Neverland.Uh-huh.Lost Boys.Jim Hook,duel to the death.I'll fill you in later.Listen,I'd love to chat,but I gotta climb a drain pipe right now.Why?Because I ran out of fairy dust!~Peter, Hook
  11. I beat you up twice and I'll do it again!~West Side Story
  12. Let me show you around, maybe play you a sound. You look like you're both pretty groovy. Or if you want something visual...that's not too abysmal. We could take in an old Steve Reeves movie.~Dr. Frank-N-Furter, The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  13. And since I am dead, I can take off my head To recite Shakespearean quotations!~Jack, The Nightmare Before Christmas
  14. Daddy! I want a squirrel!~Veruca Salt, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  15. Now the snarfblatt dates back to prehysterical times when humans used to sit around and stare at each other all day. Got very boring. So they invented this snarfblatt to make fine music~Scuttle, The Little Mermaid
  • Depth: These blogs are the ones that I put the most thought and research into
  1. Iocane comes from Australia,as everyone knows.And Australia is entirely peopled with criminals.And criminals are used to having people not trust them,as you are not trusted by me,so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you.~Vizini,Princess Bride
  2. Why do men feel they can justify death?~ Benjamin Martin
  3. Get used to disappointment!~Westley, The Princess Bride
  4. Brad, hi!You been holding this long?Uh huh.I'm incredible.Yeah,Neverland.Uh-huh.Lost Boys.Jim Hook,duel to the death.I'll fill you in later.Listen,I'd love to chat,but I gotta climb a drain pipe right now.Why?Because I ran out of fairy dust!~Peter, Hook
  5. Now the snarfblatt dates back to prehysterical times when humans used to sit around and stare at each other all day. Got very boring. So they invented this snarfblatt to make fine music~Scuttle, The Little Mermaid
  • Interaction: These are contributions I have made to my classmates' blogs or their comments on my blogs
  1. Iocane comes from Australia,as everyone knows.And Australia is entirely peopled with criminals.And criminals are used to having people not trust them,as you are not trusted by me,so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you.~Vizini,Princess Bride
  2. O_o????????
  • Discussion: My blogs that my classmates have commented on
  1. Ok. I was gonna whack you. But I was really conflicted about it. ~Paul Vitti, Analyze This
  2. Iocane comes from Australia,as everyone knows.And Australia is entirely peopled with criminals.And criminals are used to having people not trust them,as you are not trusted by me,so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you.~Vizini,Princess Bride
  3. Get used to disappointment!~Westley, The Princess Bride
  4. Now the snarfblatt dates back to prehysterical times when humans used to sit around and stare at each other all day. Got very boring. So they invented this snarfblatt to make fine music~Scuttle, The Little Mermaid
  • Timliness:These are the blogs that I have done on time
  1. Ok. I was gonna whack you. But I was really conflicted about it. ~Paul Vitti, Analyze This
  2. Get used to disappointment!~Westley, The Princess Bride
  3. Now the snarfblatt dates back to prehysterical times when humans used to sit around and stare at each other all day. Got very boring. So they invented this snarfblatt to make fine music~Scuttle, The Little Mermaid
  • Xenoblogging:Contributions to others' blogs
  1. Omg! Disney Princesses!
  2. Iocane comes from Australia,as everyone knows.And Australia is entirely peopled with criminals.And criminals are used to having people not trust them,as you are not trusted by me,so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you.~Vizini,Princess Bride
  • Wild Card: These are the blogs that I am most proud of
  1. Iocane comes from Australia,as everyone knows.And Australia is entirely peopled with criminals.And criminals are used to having people not trust them,as you are not trusted by me,so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you.~Vizini,Princess Bride
  2. Get used to disappointment!~Westley, The Princess Bride
  3. Brad, hi!You been holding this long?Uh huh.I'm incredible.Yeah,Neverland.Uh-huh.Lost Boys.Jim Hook,duel to the death.I'll fill you in later.Listen,I'd love to chat,but I gotta climb a drain pipe right now.Why?Because I ran out of fairy dust!~Peter, Hook

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During class when we started talking about the different Disney Princesses and how it related to the play we just read, I began to think about how the three female characters perfectly portrayed the different types of princesses there are.  Juliet would be the princess, like Snow White and Cinderella, who just sits and does nothing, being completely confident in the fact that her prince will come to her someday.  Desdemona would be one of the active ones who pretty much does what Snow White thinks the men should be doing for her just like Pocahontas and Mulan.  Finally, our main character, Constance found her self being in the middle of the two others.  She would be equated to the princesses who did something but didn't go overboard with it, like Ariel. 

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Sylvia Plath's poem, "Daddy" was probably one of the most confusing poems I've ever read.  I just simply could not figure out if she hated her father or if she loved him.  There was so much diversity throughout the poem it began to get extremely confusing, really fast.  However, that was exactly what made this poem so interesting.  It almost seemed like she was wanted it to be as confusing as it was, and wanted the readers to get exactly that.  I think that she was confused about how she felt about her dad herself, and wanted to convey that to her audience. 

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While I was reading Shakespear's "Sonnet 73", I really enjoyed all of the descriptions he included.  It was really easy for me to picture everything that he was saying and it was all very vivid.  Although during the first two quatrains I had a difficult time trying to figure out what he was trying to convey to his readers, but the third and fourth quatrains were clear enough that they clarified all of the confusion that I had. 

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In Robert's fourth chapter, I again felt like it was another review.  However, there was a diagram on page 78 that I know will help me keep everything straight.  The faces that were shown in the diagram consisted of all sorts of different expressions which also goes to show that at one, single event, everyone will have different reactions and thoughts.  I'm an extremely visual person and I know that if I keep this diagram in mind, it will make life easier for me in the long run. 

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I beat you up twice and I'll do it again!~West Side Story

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This was the second time I've read Ambrose Bierce's "An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge" and I didn't get anything new out of reading it a second time.  The first time I read it, I thought it was alright, it did have a surprising ending but other than that I didn't think there was much to get out of it.  I wouldn't mind reading the story again, but if I had my choice, I would probably want to read another piece of his work.

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Out of the poems we had to read by Billy Collins, I liked, "On Turning Ten" the most.  I can remember feeling weird about becoming a 10 year old.  My Dad would always say, "You'll never be in the single digits ever again."  However, I feel like the poem, in general, can be related to growing up instead of just turning ten.  This year I've had to accept alot of new responsibilities and how much growing up really really sucks. So at the end when Collins says, "It seems only yesterday I used to believe/ there was nothing under my skin but light./ If you cut me I would shine./ But now when I fall upon on the sidewalks of life,/ I skin my knees.  I bleed", I feel like it relates to every point in life where you have to accept more and more responsibilities.  

The more and more I thought about this poem, the more it became inspiring to me.  My family has taught me to always be responsible and accept my own duties and any necessary consequences I may have.  However, they have also taught me to still be my own person and have fun in my free time.  This poem really reminded me of what it was like to be a kid, and I feel like it can be a reminder to adults to make sure they take time out of each busy day to have fun, and let your hair down!

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In Susan Glaspell's "Trifels", she offers her readers a typical view of feminism.  When investegating the murder of a neighbor, the men automatically make assumptions and simply start walkin around the house to see if they can find any evidence, where as the women immediately begin an investegation in order to find the truth.  Throughout the play, readers can find many different things to represent feminism.

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Robert's thrid chapter seemed to, again, be just a review of things we've already learned.  It was good to be able to go over things again in the start of the school year, but I had hoped it would have expanded on things that I hadn't really known yet.  It basically just went over the different types of characters that can be involved in literature and the way authors can present them. 

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Hi! I'm Tourguide Barbie!~Toy Story 2

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This chapter really explained in detail how to write a close reading paper.  Close reading is basically focusing on one portion of a work of literature and showing how it affects/significantly relates to the rest of the work.  "Analyzing an individual part, therefore, should bring out not only the meaning of the part but also the function of the part within the larger structure of the work." (Roberts, 54)  It states that there are three things we need to expect: and early passage to get things going, a midpoint passage to include anticipations of thw work's conclusion, and things to come togheter in a passage at or near the conclusion.  I think this chapter will really come in handy the next time I'm writing a close reading paper because it provides a nice guideline to go by.

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Ashley Pascoe on Iocane comes from Australia,as everyone knows.And Australia is entirely peopled with criminals.And criminals are used to having people not trust them,as you are not trusted by me,so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you.~Vizini,Princess Bride: Actually, we do know that the
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