May 05, 2005

Blog Portfolio #2

This is my second blog portfolio for Dr. Jerz, I am currently finishing up my first year of college and wrapping up everything in American Literature EL 267. For those of you who do not regularly keep up with my blog, I am going to welcome you to the entries you may be missing. My name is Melissa Berg and I am currently finishing up my first year at Seton Hill University. I had just finished up an awarding season on the Women's Tennis team and currently working on getting my Elementary Education, Special Education, Early Childhood and Family and Consumer Science degree.

These blog entries are posted for the public to view for anyone who enjoys reading about American Literature or random information which is posted weekly. This is an introduction to my blog portfolio in EL 267. The following links and topics will be discussed in my upcoming blog portfolio:

THE COLLECTION: The Best Blog Entries

Coverage Blog: Here We Are This is an entry relating to the description and themes of A Streetcar Named Desire, I felt that I demonstrated intellectual skills and talked about the assigned reading appropriately.

Depth Blog: Blood-Burning MoonThis is my example of Depth in one of my blog entries involving poetry. In this blog entry i provided readers with two different types of poems involving my opinions, settings, emotional view points dealing with the poems, and other such details. Since I am not an expert at reading poetry I looked elsewhere for help on different websites for summarys and comments to help me comprend the poem. Neha Bawa's blog on Blood-Burning Moon had helped me understand some interesting figures throughout the poem. Understanding this poem was crucial because of the class dicussions in EL267 and for the final exam.

Interaction:Holly Waite blog entry on A Streetcar Named Desire interested me in several types of ways. The way Holly sets up her theory on whether Blanche is guilty or not guilty for her actions in throughout the story. Here in Holly's blog entry she depicts the story well. I enjoyed her title, " A Streetcar Named BLANCHE." I thought it was really unique, because the entire story basically revolves around Blanche.

Discussions: Scott Clark
had sparked an intesting comment on my blog entry on A Streetcar Named Desire. Here Scott said, "I have to agree with you on Stanley. He was the boss type person in this play and he did love the power. He is really assertive and forward and it might trace back to his time in the army. I disagree with you on Blanche. I don't think she was mentally stable enough to leave and go on with her life. It seemed to me that she was making up the millionaire in texas, and was not welcomed back in her home town because of her sexual history their. I think she needed help, but maybe not as far as putting her in a hospital." Scott posted this comment on March 17, 2005. With Scott commenting on this entry, made me more not only confident with my knowledge of the story but also thrilled he had agreed with my comments toward this book.

Secondly, Neha had commented on my entry dealing with the poem, Here We Are. Here, Neha commented, starting a discussion deal with my ability to sum up points in just a few sentences. "Melissa, you have a great eye for picking out the nuances in the characters that we've read about. You've got it pinned down in two sentences or less...that's a great accomplishment in and of itself. Good job."
Since I am a busy person, I hardly get around to blogging that night it is due. However, one entry that I had posted early enough for students to comment on was the entry on A Streetcar Named Desire and also Mircle at St. Anna. With these two entries, I had spent a fair amount of time, plotting out the themes, setting, and character traits throughout the stories. Another lengthly entry which I had contributed was the information of the poetry slam. Here, I had introduced the poems which I was going to present to the my EL267 class.
Xenoblogging:Here are a few entries that demonstrate my willingness to contribute selflessly and generously to the online classroom community:
Scott Clark blog entry relates to the Secret Life of Bees assigned for this weeks reading assignment. Here, Scott was puzzled over the same question which I was pondering over, whether or not Lily was at fault for her mothers death or her dad T-Ray was to blame. I commented with, "Scott, good blog entry, in your response to Lily killing her mother, I wasnt exactly sure either to be honest mostly because I am in the same position as you, busy week and lots of other work. Therefore, I was not able to finish the entire book, however I was wondering the same question you had on Lilys mothers death." I posted this comment on May 5, 2005.

A second blog entry I had commented on was Tammy Roberts blog. Here, Tammy had wrote an entry on how Lily was able find a safe place after all. Also, I had commented on how Lily is definitly better off living with a complete stranger than a father that beats her half to death.
The Comment Primo:
The Comment Grande:
The Comment Informative:
The Link Gracious:

Here I will include two blog entries dealing with all three of the poetry entries I had submitted previously: Blood-Burning Moon, Here We Are and Poetry Slam. All three of these entries will allow you to evaulate me as a student weblogger and how I had grown as a writer from my first blog entry throughout this entire semester till now. Hopefully, this will allow you to see my truthful options as a weblogger, serious or non serious entries which in include in my blog.

Posted by MelissaBerg at May 5, 2005 01:05 PM | TrackBack

I just don't have anything to say , but shrug. So it goes. Not much on my mind recently. I can't be bothered with anything recently.

Posted by: Kaka97558 at April 20, 2006 03:50 AM

I can't be bothered with anything these days, but such is life. I don't care. So it goes. More or less nothing seems worth thinking about. I've just been hanging out waiting for something to happen, but that's how it is.

Posted by: Kaka42802 at April 22, 2006 11:22 AM

I can't be bothered with anything these days, but shrug. I just don't have anything to say recently. I haven't gotten much done recently. Nothing seems worth thinking about.

Posted by: Kaka79126 at April 24, 2006 04:29 AM

I feel like a complete blank, but I don't care. Pfft. I've pretty much been doing nothing worth mentioning.

Posted by: Kaka70770 at May 3, 2006 09:57 AM

I haven't been up to much these days. Today was a loss. Nothing seems important. I've just been letting everything happen without me these days.

Posted by: Kaka58887 at May 22, 2006 02:51 AM
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