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Blog Portfolio #1


This is the first installment of my Blog Portfolio for 2005. For those of you that did not follow my Blog the first time around I will give you a brief exposition about me and my Movable Type cause. My name is Leslie Rodriguez and welcome to my weblog sponsored by Movable Type. I am a freshman at Seton Hill University and as part of my EL150 Intro to Literary Study class and the New Media Journalism program I write and respond with blog entries on various topics.

These entries are then posted for public view on my blog. This entry acts as an introduction to my blog portfolio which includes selected entries that reflect on our in class discussions, academic articles and various texts. The following topics will be examined and discussed in my blog portfolio:

The Collection: My best blog entries categorized accordingly.
Coverage Blog 1-"The Sonnet in the 20th Century"; an in depth look at the idea of contemporary sonnets and the styles of writing them; as well as topics.

Coverage Blog 2-"Death Be Not Proud"; a look at John Donne's view of death interpreted as a calm and tranquil event. ie: A passing fleeting part of life.

Coverage Blog 3-Introduction to poetry and its many formats. Analysis of several authors and their individual writing styles.

Depth Blog 1-Overview and disection of Acts I,II of "The Tempest."
Depth Blog 2-"The Miranda Trap"; a look at the feminist critique of "The Tempest" and how it effects our (the audience's) vision of the play.
Depth Blog 3-Overview and analysis of Acts III,IV,V of "The Tempest." Prospero and Miranda's relationship examined.

Interaction Blog 1-A stream of comments was accumulated from this entry which displays my 'SHU Sonnet." There are some interesting and favorable reactions.
Interaction Blog 2-Though this entry is not specifically in relation to any text we reviewed in class I included it because it showed my ability to use my blog to stimulate interaction with other bloggers. Some of these comments were left from people that weren't even in my class. This is the Spears V.S. Jerz blog.

Discussion Blog 1-A discussion prompted by Foster's novel; specifically sections 1-3,5...the problem of teaching in High School literature classes.
Discussion Blog 2-An entry posted that prompted discussion about Shakespeare as a Catholic and the possibility of Catholic undertow in "The Tempest."

Timelessness Blog 1-"A Good Man is Hard to Find," a look at O'connor's story and an in depth character analysis.
Timelessness Blog 2-An analysis and interpretation of Shakespeare's sonnets 116 & 18.

The Comment Primo-I commented on Sam's blog entry about the various versions of "The Tempest." The entry was entitled "Rewriting A Masterpiece."
The Comment Grande-I commented rather extensively on Kristen Bergstein's blog entry about "The Miranda Trap" and well as an academic article by Bloom. The comments focus on defending the claim that Shakes was not a sexist and also brief mention of Miranda and Prospero's relationship.
The Comment Informative-Well...I kind of had to stretch this one a little bit. I posted an entry on the movie "Million Dollar Baby" and Lou made a general comment about it. We had a little bit of a heated debate but it worked out. I thought it was the closest thing I had to meeting this Xenoblogging requirement.
The Link Gracious-I mentioned Ashley's idea and linked to her blog.

Wildcard Blog Entry-My best 'fun blog' to date. Dr.Jerz as compared to 'ND'.nd1.jpeg

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