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American Literature Portfolio 3

This is my twelfth blogging portfolio over all, my ninth for literature courses, and my third and final one for this class. This is basically a list of all the blog entries I've posted for this class since the last portfolio.

Coverage (This is a complete list of all the entries I've posted since the last portfolio.)
~Who Is Really Smarter? for Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
~Bad Boys for "The Bad-Boy Boom"
~It's All About the Heart for How to Read Literature Like a Professor
~Imagination Gone Wild for "There's More Honor: Reinterpreting Tom and the evasion in Huckleberry Finn"
~Appearances Can Be Deceiving for "Huck, Jim, and American Racial Discourse"
~Now That's Ironic for How to Read Literature Like a Professor
~How True for Up from Slavery: An Autobiography
~Look the Other Way for The Souls of Black Folk
~Foster Class of '09 for How to Read Literature Like a Professor
~The Steel Driving Man for "John Henry, Steel Driving Man"
~If I Only Had a Brain for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Depth (This is a list of the blogs that go more in depth.)
~Bad Boys
In this entry, I analyzed Adventures of Huckleberry Finn based on this bad-boy culture and how, though Huck fit the stereotype mentioned in the article, Tom was really worse than Huck.
~Appearances Can Be Deceiving
In this entry, I suggest that a deeper reading of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn can reveal that the novel is not as racist as it first appears with a surface reading only.
~Now That's Ironic
In this entry, I relate the Foster reading to an example from Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
~The Steel Driving Man
In this entry, I analyzed the legend of John Henry as a whole by explaining how I thought it worked as a tall tale and also how I thought it worked as a social commentary.

Interaction (These are some of the best comments I've left on classmates' blogs.)
~Jeremy Barrick's Leave it to Tom
In this comment, I explained a possible reason for why it seemed that Tom took over when he arrived at the farm, as Jeremy discussed in his entry.
~Jeremy Barrick's Ugh! I'm Dying!
In this comment, I elaborated on an idea Jeremy brought up in his entry by discussing it from a writing standpoint.
~Jeremy Barrick's The Many Hats of Jim
In this comment, I elaborated on a point Jeremy brought up in his entry and further analyzed the merit behind his point.
~Heather Mourick's Silver Slippers
In this comment, I elaborated on a point Heather made by analyzing another potential meaning associated with the different shapes the Wizard used to represent himself.

Discussion (These are blogs that have sparked a discussion.)
~Imagination Gone Wild
~Appearances Can Be Deceiving

Timeliness (These are all the blogs I've posted on time.)
~Who Is Really Smarter?
~Bad Boys
~It's All About the Heart
~Imagination Gone Wild
~Appearances Can Be Deceiving
~Now That's Ironic
~How True
~Look the Other Way
~Foster Class of '09
~If I Only Had a Brain

Xenoblogging (These are comments I've left on classmates' blogs that happened to be the first comment that they received.)
~Heather Mourick's Everyone has their own World
~Sarah Durham's Irony
~Meagan Gemperlein's One Short Day in the (Not So) Emerald City

Wildcard (I think this is my best blog entry this time around because it looks beyond the surface of the novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.)
~Appearances Can Be Deceiving

Classmates' Blogs

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