The following is a portfolio comprised of my personal blogs in response to assignments for the class EL 150: Introduction to Literary Study. This particular portfolio will feature the many blogs written that display a variety of characteristics. This class has deepened my understanding of literature. We have correctly learned to demonstrate close reading of a literary work, interpret poetry and short stories, in addition to starting to cover Shakespeare's play, "The Merry Wives of Windsor." Read this way please:
Coverage: Everyone needs to have their bases covered in case of an emergency, so here's an example of how I typically include a direct quote, identify what work that it cam from, as well as providing a link back to the page posting the original assignment.
- This first entry provides a link directly in the main text to the original assignment. Lateral thinking...kinda like skidding on the ice, only sideways!
- This chosen entry provides a separate link to the original assignment at the bottom of the entry so as to make the main text itself less confusing. Barbie: She looks like a vampire, screams like a gull, and tromps like a Marine!
Timeliness: Information that is received too late won't do you a bit o' good. It's always best to be well-informed in all situations without killing ourself to meet the deadline before it's even been announced. The below links tell when the blog was posted as to when the assignment was due.
- Those Cossacks sure ran them Frenchies out into the cold non? This blog was posted on February 4, 2008 in preparation for class on February 6, 2008.
- What's bad is good and what's good is bad This blog was posted on February 11, 2008 when it was due February 13, 2008.
Interaction: Humans are social creatures, though different people interact in differing manners and amounts admittedly. The entries below received comments from numerous peers.
- Comic Satyrs. Whatever could they be up to? This entry was read and commented on six times.
- Myths, legends, and dragons...Oh MY! This particular entry garnered four individual entries.
Depth: And no, I'm not writing about the depths of the sea or even the depths of the human soul. Some items can be explained in only a few words or sentences. However, in order to to fully communicate a subject, depth within a blog is needed. Take the blogs below:
- Flashing neon lights and nagging phone salesmen on shrouded corners This blog was three paragraphs long. Quite an accomplishment for one such as I.
- From ant hills to shadowed grottos Although it's not nearly as long as the blog above, I thought this to be one of my more eloquent and intellectual blogs so far.
Discussion: Okay, so there's a little more to interaction than just you simply talking at another breathing human being (at least, let's hope they're still breathing when you're done!) Should you follow the links below you be able to read comments that I left on fellow classmate's blogs.
Light at the end of the tunnel: The links below are the assignments that weren't included under a specific title.
- Mock-vater + Clapper-de-claw = an irate Frenchman lead on a leash
- Nothin' like gettin' hitched, especially when ya don't want to!
- Oh, see how the mighty themselves are chained!
- General, you can lose the battle and win the war, but Heaven's another type of battlefield
- Bittersweet victory where the small fly and the great plummet
- Jury's still out on Immortality, but it rides beside Death all the same
- The end is only the beginning
- Married to a man or a the law a man upholds?