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October 21, 2014

Homework Help: introduction to literature

Posted by bern on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 2:42pm.

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1. Creating Art - After completing the required readings for this week, discuss how you see the theme of creating art developing in the different stories and poems. What did you learn about the human impulse to create? Give examples from one of the stories and at least two of the poems that you think influenced this theme.
2. Literature and Life - After completing the required readings for this week, what connections have you made between literature and everyday life? Use examples and quotes to support your thoughts from at least three of the readings.
Stories: Stephen Crane - "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" or Raymond Carver "Cathedral"
Poems: Emily Dickinson - "I died for Beauty", "I dwell in Possibility", "I heard a fly buzz", "I reckon when I count at all", "Tell all the Truth but tell it slant", or "This was a Poet".
Theme - The Creating Process
Sherman Alexie "Indian Education," p.320
Stephen Crane The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky" p.482
Jamaica Kincaid "Girl," p. 397
Emily Dickinson "This was a Poet," p.925
Alexander Pope "The Universe," p.823
Ferlingetti "Constantly Risking Absurdity," p.1106
DiYanni, R. (2007). Literature, reading fiction, poetry, and drama (Ashford Custom 6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 0073252115

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