Portfolio 3

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Coverage: This is a compilation of all the entries I've done this semester.

Comparisons and Biblical References (Cargoes)
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/comparisons_and_biblical_refer.html
- I wrote this entry about Cargoes by John Masefield. In it, I discuss the historical atmosphere surrounding the composition of the poem.

I Smell a Good Story (Roberts Ch. 8)
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/i_smell_a_good_story.html
- In this entry, I discuss the importance of the senses are in creating a writer to reader connection.

Mighty Maus
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/mighty_maus.html
- This was an entry in which I explored some of the prevalent themes in Maus by Art Spiegelman.

My Presentation About Maus (section 2)
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/my_presentation_about_maus_sec.html
- We had to complete a presentation in which we close-read a work that we would study during class and provide an additional peer-reviewed article to support this analysis. This blog entry details my process in completing the project.

Dear Prince Prospero,
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/dear_prince_prospero.html
- In this blog entry, I wrote a letter to Prince Prospero, the main character in Poe's Masque of the Red Death, and questioned him as to why he acted in the way that he did.

If You Can Spell "Verisimilitude" Without Peeking, I'll Give You a Cookie
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/if_you_can_spell_verisimilitud.html
- I elaborated on the importance of a setting's realism in the creation of a story.

"Who is Making the Distinction, Then?"
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/11/who_is_making_the_distinction.html
- In this entry, I elaborated upon the use of music as a unifying factor in Hughes' "Theme"

"Was That Supposed to Be... Funny"?
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/11/was_that_supposed_to_be_funny.html
- I used a song from a popular musical in order to convey the concept of humor in Roberts.

"The Hitler in Every Generation"
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/11/the_hitler_in_every_generation.html
- I compared the "Angels" in Colson Whitehead's "John Henry Days" to Adolf Hitler's Holocaust.

What Makes a Poem a Poem?
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/11/what_makes_a_poem_a_poem.html
- In this entry, I describe the importance of simile and metaphor in the writing of poetry.

Fried Fish... Not Something I'd Wear Every Day
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/11/fried_fish_not_something_id_we.html
- I analyze Miss Brill's relationship with her beloved fur.

Footnotes... The Bane of My Existence
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/11/footnotes_the_bane_of_my_exist_1.html
- Not only do I state my distaste for the overuse of footnotes, but I also analyze the use of simile and metaphor in Keats' "On First Looking."

Only But a Memory Away
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/11/only_but_a_memory_away.html
- I analyzed Shakespeare's Sonnet 30: "When to the Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought"

What's in a Name?
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/11/whats_in_a_name.html
- In this entry, I made speculations as to whether J. in "John Henry Days" returned to continue his junketeering record or if he went to New York with Pamela.


Timeliness: These are the entries that were submitted on time

Comparisons and Biblical References (Cargoes)
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/comparisons_and_biblical_refer.html

I Smell a Good Story (Roberts Ch. 8)
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/i_smell_a_good_story.html

Mighty Maus
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/mighty_maus.html

My Presentation About Maus (section 2)
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/my_presentation_about_maus_sec.html

The Hitler in Every Generation
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/DiannaGriffin/2009/11/it_makes_no_difference_to_me.html

Who Is Making the Distinction, Then?
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/11/who_is_making_the_distinction.html

Was That Supposed to Be... Funny?
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/11/was_that_supposed_to_be_funny.html


Depth: These are the entries that I put a little extra effort into.

Comparisons and Biblical References (Cargoes)
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/comparisons_and_biblical_refer.html

Dear Prince Prospero
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/dear_prince_prospero.html

My Presentation About Maus (section 2)
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/my_presentation_about_maus_sec.html

The Hitler in Every Generation
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/11/the_hitler_in_every_generation.html

Only But a Memory Away
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/11/only_but_a_memory_away.html

 

Interaction: These are occurrences during which I contributed to a classmate's blog

Cody Naylor's "The "Mask" of the Red Death"
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/CodyNaylor/2009/10/the_mask_of_the_red_death.html
- I questioned Cody's opinion on the identity of the narrator in the story, and this spurred a discussion between the two of us.

Melissa Schwenk's "A Ghostly Alternative"
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/MelissaSchwenk/2009/10/a_ghostly_alternative.html
- I contributed to a discussion between Melissa and Josie by refuting Josie's argument about ghosts and offering an opposing viewpoint.

Karyssa Blair's "Masquerade! Paper Faces on Parade..."
 
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/KaryssaBlair/2009/10/masquerade_paper_faces_on_para.html
- I agreed with Karyssa's claim and posed some interesting questions about the subject of Divinity in Poe's short story.

Josie Rush's "You Can Judge an Editorial by Its Title"
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JosieRush/2009/10/you_can_judge_an_editorial_by.html
- Though I agreed with most of what Josie said in her blog, I also raised some opposing claims and contributed to the discussion on her blog.

Karyssa Blair's "Of Golden Leaves and Furry Things"
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/KaryssaBlair/2009/10/of_golden_leaves_and_furry_thi.html
- In this blog, Karyssa talks about the symbolism that appears in Miss Brill. I add to her thoughts and state some additional thoughts as well.

Dianna Griffin's "It Makes No Difference to Me"
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/DiannaGriffin/2009/11/it_makes_no_difference_to_me.html
- Dianna and I were involved in an interesting discussion about "racism" in Langston Hughes' "Theme."

 

Discussion: These are my blogs that spurred discussion among my classmates.

Dear Prince Prospero
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/dear_prince_prospero.html

Was That Supposed to Be... Funny?
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/11/was_that_supposed_to_be_funny.html

The Hitler in Every Generation
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/11/the_hitler_in_every_generation.html


Xenoblogging: How I contributed to the blogging community

Comparisons and Biblical References (Cargoes)
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/comparisons_and_biblical_refer.html
- I completed extensive research on not only the historical background of the time in which the poem was written, but also on the footnotes of the poem.

My Presentation About Maus (section 2)
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/10/my_presentation_about_maus_sec.html
- I was able to spur a conversation in class about section 2 of Maus.

Was That Supposed to Be... Funny?
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/11/was_that_supposed_to_be_funny.html
- I pulled song lyrics from an outside source in order to prove my point about "humor" in Roberts.

Karyssa Blair's "Of Golden Leaves and Furry Things"
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/KaryssaBlair/2009/10/of_golden_leaves_and_furry_thi.html
- I provided an additional link concerning the symbolism in "Miss Brill"

Dianna Griffin's "It Makes No Difference to Me"
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/DiannaGriffin/2009/11/it_makes_no_difference_to_me.html
- I left a rather lengthy comment on Dianna's blog entry. I was also the first to comment on her blog.

Karyssa Blair's "It Makes No Difference to Me"
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/KaryssaBlair/2009/11/unaccepted_nonacceptance.html
- Karyssa mentioned two of my blogs in her entry, "Mighty Maus" and "My Presentation About Maus."


Wildcard:


The Hitler In Every Generation:
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/11/the_hitler_in_every_generation.html
- This entry is my favorite entry because I have a profound interest in the Holocaust, and I was glad that I could make connections between "John Henry Days" and an interest of mine. Also, the reason this blog is under Wildcard is because a lengthy discussion ensued, and I believe it showcases not only some of my best blogging, but also thoughtful response to those who commented.

"Who is Making the Distinction, Then?"
http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/11/who_is_making_the_distinction.html
- Somehow, this never showed up on the course website, and I believe that I made some interesting assertions about Hughes' poem "Theme" and how he used music as a symbol of humanitarian unity.

What Makes a Poem a Poem?

http://blogs.setonhill.edu/JessicaOrlowski/2009/11/what_makes_a_poem_a_poem.html
- I wrote a small poem that I think you may find interesting to read.

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