Week 2 Discussion Question

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Complete the Week 2 Literary Analysis Tools Module before completing this assignment. Part of your grade is based on selection, integration, and citation of paraphrased quotations.Read all of the information below before posting your response. This is a post-first forum, and you must post your response before gaining access to your classmates’ posts. Submitting a blank post may result in a reduction of your grade.
Post responses to both prompts below. You must post on two different days to earn full credit for participation.

Post 1: Identify a character from both a fiction (Chopin or Glaspell) and a nonfiction piece (Sedaris or Bornstein) that we have read this week. First, show how the character is limited in his or her role in society (excluded from the American Dream), an then explain specifically how that character pushes against boundaries imposed by society. Use paraphrased quotes to support your claims, and cite them in APA style using in-text and reference citations that you reviewed last week.

Criteria:

  • 300 words minimum (excluding quotations and citations)
  • Include two properly integrated and cited paraphrased quotations(one from each work)to support your claims. See the Literary Analysis Tools Module from this week’s activities for information about integrating and citing quotes.

Post 2: Respond to a classmate. Do you agree with your classmate’s perspective? Why or why not? Be specific. What is the most convincing part of your classmate’s post? Why?

Criteria:

  • 150 words minimum (excluding quotations and citations)
No Research
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There is a no-research policy in place for this class. Using any material other than the assigned readings and lectures, even if it is correctly quoted and cited, will result in a failing grade for this assignment. Contact your instructor if you have questions about this policy.

Week 2 Creative Writing Assignment:This week’s creative assignment is “Who is the speaker?” Pick  one of the three poems (“homage to my hips,” “The Woman Thing,” or “Wild nights – Wild nights!”) and create a 400-word description of the poem’s speaker.  This will require you to use your imagination and develop the character outside of the poem. 
Assignment Requirements:

Your submission must:

  • include a minimum of 400 words, written in paragraph form.
  • use Times New Roman 12-point font and be double spaced. A title page, running head, and abstract are not required.
  • be submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment on the submission page (click title above). Assignments not submitted in this way may be returned to you ungraded.
No Research

There is a no-research policy in place for this class. Using any material other than the assigned readings and lectures, even if it is correctly quoted and cited, will result in a failing grade for this assignment. Contact your instructor if you have questions about this policy.

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