Prompt One: Compare one of the Week 3 readings to another reading from Week 3 (a different author and preferably an author you aren’t writing on for another wk 3 prompt) or a prior week. For instance, you could compare the modernist elements of “The Love Song…” and “Babylon Revisited” or the role of women in Chopin and Glaspell or the role of masculinity in two texts by authors like Hemingway and Fitzgerald or any other aspect that you thinks ties together two works and shows some insight. Have fun with this, but remember to use a close reading as support (quotes!)!
Prompt Two: Choose a poem by Frost and discuss a literary theme or an item of interest. For instance, in “After Apple-Picking” why does the narrator refer repeatedly to sleep? How does the word change throughout the poem? What is the tone of this poem? Or, in the “Mending Wall,” how does the poem reveal the theme of overturning tradition? What are the literal and figurative meanings of ‘barriers’ in the poem?
Prompt Three: Discuss a theme of your choosing for any of the other assigned reading for this week, e.g. personification in Sandburg‘s poem “Chicago, the theme of the “American dream” and identity in any poem by Langston Hughes, the use of irony in Susan Glaspell‘s play “Trifles,” etc.
Be sure to respond to each prompt fully , at least 100 words per prompt for a total of 300 words minimum , cite evidence in your posts.
The following are some of the readings for the week: http://www.learner.org/catalog/extras/vvspot/Frost…
The Love Song…” and “Babylon Revisited” or the role of women in Chopin and Glaspell