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Reflection Paper

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O'Connor (Choose One of Three) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

Reflection Paper for "A Late Encounter with the Enemy"

"A Late Encounter with the Enemy" - Oh! No!

O'Connor (Choose One of Three) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

"This was met with a great din of spontaneous applause and it was at just that instant that Sally Poker looked down at her feet and discovered that in the excitement of getting ready she had forgotten to change her shoes: two brown Girl Scout oxfords protruded from the bottom of her dress."

Reflection Paper!

Reflection Paper!

The Misfit needs HELP!

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Desmond, ''Flannery O'Connor's Misfit and the Mystery of Evil.'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

"For O'Connor, such a power is divine grace, made available through Christ's death and resurrection. The Misfit acknowledges this, yet refuses to submit his will to God's. "I don't want no hep." he tells the Gradmother. "I'm doing all right by myself."

Interesting Story!

O'Connor, ''A Stroke of Good Fortune'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

"By the time she had climbed five steps her breath was gone. She continued up a few more, blowing. Then she stopped. there was a pain in her stomach. It was a pain like a piece of something pushing something else."

Religion and Mr. Shiftlet

O'Connor, ''The Life You Save May Be Your Own'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

"A body and a spirit," he repeated. "The body, lady, is like a house: it don't go anywhere; but the spirit, lady, is like a automobile: always on the move, always..."

Words Change over Time!

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Truss, Eats, Shoots and Leaves -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

"When you consider that fifty years ago it was correct to hyphenate Oxford Street as "Oxford-street", or "tomorrow" as "to-morrow", you can't help feeling that prayer for eventual light-in-our-darkness may be the only sane course of action."

Why Commas!!

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Truss, Eats, Shoots and Leaves -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

"Commas that come in pairs"

This is where comma usage all starts getting tricky. The first rule of bracketing commas is that you use them to mark both ends of a "weak interruption" to a sentence - or a piece of "additional information".

Do you Punctuate Text Messages!?

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Truss, Eats, Shoots and Leaves -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

"Now, there are many people who claim they do fully punctuate text messages. For cutting a Dash, we asked people in the street if they used proper puncatuation when sending text messages, and were surprised when nine out of ten people said yes. Some of them said they used semicolons and parentheses and everything"

Rhyming has a Literary Term!!

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Hamilton, Essential Literary Terms (226-246) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

"A tercet or triplet is a group of three lines, usually sharing the same rhyme"

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