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Yunior Don’t Get It

Contemporary Lit Discussion Prompt: As we work our way through The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, it is a good idea to practice our skills at close reading. Close reading is a technique of literary criticism practiced originally by... Continue Reading →

The Sense of A Story

One of the Contemporary Lit discussion prompts: By now you should be comfortable with these post. For your first post about The Sense of an Ending, write about whatever comes to mind. Use the text to support what you write.... Continue Reading →

Ignorance and Prejudice

Here is a paper I wrote for my Young Adult Literature class: I hated reading Monster by Walter Dean Myers, I mean it was a good book but some of its content was annoying to me. What was annoying to... Continue Reading →

Escape into Sound with Children’s Poetry

By: Rachel Lyle, August 4th, 2017 Here is the final paper that I wrote for my poetry class: Poetry is often used as an escape for people to get away from their real lives for a while to relieve the... Continue Reading →

In with the old, in with the new?

By: Rachel Lyle, August 4th, 2017 Here is another Contemporary Lit Discussion board prompt: Looking across the poems posted rather than into them, try to track trends, changes, movements, and modes in contemporary poetry. As usual, construct about a page... Continue Reading →

“Good night, Noreen”

By: Rachel Lyle, July 28th, 2017 Another Contemporary Lit Discussion Prompt: Write about A Visit From the Goon Squad. One rule: do not write about it like you have written about everything else in these posts. Write differently. Write personally. Write... Continue Reading →

Explication of The Hippopotamus by T. S. Eliot

By: Rachel Lyle, July 28th, 2017 Here is a second explication I did in Poetry class on "The Hippopotamus" by T. S. Eliot: The broad-backed hippopotamus Rests on his belly in the mud; Although he seems so firm to us... Continue Reading →

I couldn’t think of a good title

By: Rachel Lyle, July 21st, 2017 Here is another Discussion prompt from my Contemporary Lit class on a book called A Visit From the Goon Squad: For today's (Thursday's) post, examine the style of Goon Squad. Style is a combination of... Continue Reading →

Children’s Literature

By: Rachel Lyle, July 21st, 2017 This past fall I finished the Career Exploration Experience that I started this past summer. I finished it to get my third and final credit for my experiential learning program at Delaware Valley University.... Continue Reading →

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