Blogging Portfolio

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This entry contains the Blogging Portfolio 1 for the Fall 2009 semester of American Literature. I have included links to entries from my own blog as well as from classmates blogs. The portfolio demonstrates coverage, depth, interaction, discussion, timeliness, xenoblogging and a contains wild-card entry. Hope you enjoy!

Coverage: A compete list of blogs thus far.

Just a little Faith: Not only was Goodman Brown's personal faith being tested, but his faith in his wife was as well. "Young Goodman Brown"

Behind the Mask: The masked figure in "The Masque of the Red Death" is the personification of death.  "The Masque of the Red Death"

Life and Death: Are these our only commonalities? How to Read Literature like a Professor (1-3)

Shelter: Hester Prynne was able to find shelter despite all eyes upon her. The Scarlet Letter (1-6)

No Sunshine: Because of such harsh circumstances, there was no sunshine for Hester Prynne to behold, or to bestow upon Pearl. The Scarlet Letter (7-14).

Thunder, Lightning and the Bible: Sometimes, no matter how hard we search, meaning evades us. How to Read Literature like a Professor (6-8).

Set Upon the Heart:Whether the mark is worn in public or it is set upon the heart, it burns the same. The Scarlet Letter (14-21).

Red Flames:Secrets burn like red flames in the dark. The Scarlet Letter (19-24).

Strangeness and Familiarity: I hate to read the same stories twice. How to Read Literature like a Professor (8-10).

What a Creeper: The woman in the wallpaper, and our author happens to be one in the same. "The Yellow Wallpaper"
 
Judgmental: The author of "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" happens to be very observant and judgmental. "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street"
 

In the Eye of the Beholder: Different view points have a habit of making literary discussions interesting. How to Read Literature like a Professor  (Interlude, 11, 12)

Depth: Blogs that I have gone into detail about and have drawn specific conclusions about plot, characters, or the story in general.

Shelter: The Scarlet Letter (1-6)

Set Upon the Heart: The Scarlet Letter (14-21)

What a Creeper: "The Yellow Wallpaper"

Just a little Faith "Young Goodman Brown"

Interaction: Comments I have posted on the blogs of peers that have sparked discussion or added insight into what was being discussed

Jamie Grace - Meaning of Reading
Heather Mourick - My Dirty Little Secret
David Wilbanks: Real Vampires Don't Sparkle

Discussion
: Blogs of mine that have sparked discussion online or in class.

Behind the Mask:  "The Masque of the Red Death"
Shelter: The Scarlet Letter (1-6)
No Sunshine:  The Scarlet Letter (7-14)
Set Upon the Heart: The Scarlet Letter (14-21)
Strangeness and Familiarity: How to Read Literature like a Professor (8-10)

Timeliness: All of my blogs have been posted before the deadline, but these have been posted early enough to spark discussion before class.

Behind the Mask:  "The Masque of the Red Death"
Shelter: The Scarlet Letter (1-6)
What a Creeper: "The Yellow Wallpaper"
Judgmental: "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street"

Xenoblogging: These are comments I have left on the blogs of peers that demonstrate an understanding of the post and promote or encourage discussion.

David Wilbanks: Real Vampires Don't Sparkle
Heather Mourick: Answers, Answers, who's got the answers?
Kayla Lesko: A Vampire that Doesn't Suck Blood
Wild Card: An entry of my choice!

Down to the Wire

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