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February 1, 2007

It's a Small World After All

Here this fellow that calls himself The Misfit is aloose from the Federal Pen and headed toward Florida and you read here what he did to these people.
In case of an accident, anyone seeing her dead on the highway would know at once that she was a lady.
O'Connor, ''A Good Man is Hard to Find'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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February 12, 2007

Why we ask "Why?"

'A way of your own?' she whispered. 'But that would be wrong.' 'Why?'
Forster, ''The Machine Stops'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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February 18, 2007

A Tragic Idiot

Those old-timers were rather womanish, some of them, he thought. All a man had to do was keep his head, and he was all right. Any man who was a man could travel alone.
London, ''To Build a Fire'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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Litotes! Litotes!

Hamilton, Essential Literary Terms (32-67) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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February 19, 2007

What's better than candy?...Death

Then he heard a shout and turned his head and saw something like a ginat pig bounding after him, shaking a red and white club and shouting. He plunged under once and this time, the waiting current caught him like a long gentle hand and pulled him swiftly forward and down.
O'Connor, ''The River'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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Death is not really that scary... but hell is.

Metihinketh that I hear angels sing And make great joy and melody, Where Everyman's soul received shall be.
Anonymous, ''Everyman'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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February 20, 2007

They're all the same!

...there's only one story.
Foster (Ch 12 and Interlude [p. 183]) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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Ahh, the romance...

Geography is setting, but it's also (or can be) pyschology, attitude, finance, industry--anything that place can forge in the people who live there.
Foster (19,20) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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Ahh... the power of Shakespeare

Titles? William Faulkner liked The Sound and The Fury. Aldous Huxley decided on Brave New World. Agatha Christie chose By the Pricking of my Thumbs, which statement Ray Bradbury completed with Something Wicked This Way Comes.
Foster (6-9, 11, 14) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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Closet drama???

The exception is the closet drama, which is intended to be read rather than performed.
Hamilton, Essential Literary Terms (1-31) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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February 21, 2007

The Foil Master

A third kind of role that occurs in many works is that of the foil, a character who contrasts with the protagonist in ways that bring out certain of his or her moral, emotional, or intellectual qualities.
Hamilton, Essential Literary Terms (112-149) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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A new term for old terms

Rhetorical strategy is a loose term for technigues that help to shape or enhance a literary work.
Hamilton, Essential Literary Terms (68-97) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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A Beautiful Epiphany

An epiphany means a sudden, overwhelming insight or revelation evoked by a commonplace object or a scene in a poem or a work of fiction.
Hamilton, Essential Literary Terms (98-111; 150-166) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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Mr. Paradise...the Creeper

Then he heard a shout and turned his head and saw something like a ginat pig bounding after him, shaking a red and white club and shouting. He plunged under once and this time, the waiting current caught him like a long gentle hand and pulled him swiftly forward and down
.O'Connor, ''The River'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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This is my life...

Portfolio 1 -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

This is my life and will be (so I'm told) for all my years as an English major here at SHU. Ok, really I'm not that pessimistic about blogging. Sure, it took me a while to warm up to it, but I think I'm slowly getting the hang of it. Blogging is teaching me to less of a perfectionist and to write what I feel. Yeah...I'm a work in progress, but I think I'll eventually find the right balance between being analytical and casual in my blog entries.

Coverage (Here's a list of all of my blog entries posted for the agenda items assigned for class.)

- So. English Teacher, huh? Good luck with that.

- What do you think?
- Popular...I wanna be popular!
- Never Say Never
- Sympathy for the Devil
- Ahh, the romance...

- I would rather be a crab...
- They're all the same!
- It's a Small World After All
- Ahh...the power of Shakespeare
- Closet drama???
- Why we ask "Why?"
- The Foil Master
- Death is not really that scary...but hell is.
- A new term for old terms
- A Beautiful Epiphany
- What's better than candy?...Death
- A Tragic Idiot
- Litotes! Litotes!

Depth (Here are some examples of blog entries where I analyzed a selected reading in depth.)

- Never Say Never
- Sympathy for the Devil

- I would rather be a crab...
- A Tragic Idiot

- The Foil Master

Interaction (This section notes how I commented or noted my classmates' blog entries.)

- Closet drama???
- GO Mrs. Hale!!
- Canary, Human...Yeah, I Guess that's Fair
- Seasonal Undertones
- Help! What's Hamlet got to do with it?
- This Reminds Me Of...
- Subtle? Yeah...Right.
-Baby, It's Cold Outside

Discussions (Here's some examples of the my blogs that received comments.)

- Sympathy for the Devil
- I would rather be a crab...
- It's a Small World After All
- A Tragic Idiot
- Litotes! Litotes!

Timeliness (Here are some examples of blogs I submitted early...Honestly, I need to work on this. Beign a perfectionist and a procrastinator is not working out well for me!)

- I would rather be a crab...
- Mr. Paradise...the Creeper

Xenoblogging
(Here are some examples of where I was first to comment on a classmate's blog.)

- The Poor Make Me Rich
- A cramped toe. Are you serious?!
- Don't Go Anywhere Without Your Imagination
- Basic Instincts!

Wildcard
(I chose this blog as my "Wildcard" blog because it was one of my more passionate blog entries.)

- I would rather be a crab...

February 22, 2007

I Hate Turtles!!!

There was a little turtle. He lived in a box.
Poetry Selections -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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February 25, 2007

Little Jack Horner

I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox

and which
you were probably
saving
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

Jerz, ''Poems: Short but Effective'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

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