ENGL 1020: Expository Writing II
3 Credit Hours
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. (2009).
(I usually use the OWL website that I have attached under helpful websites)
Okay, I couldn't resist adding the pun to the reading journal guidelines.
The Things They Carried: Vietnam War backdrop, physical or emotional weights heavier?
Sonny's Blues: Dark imagery, expectations vs. following dreams, repetition of 3s
The Story of an Hour: An individual must follow his or her own dreams to be fulfilled, can't live for others alone.
Janus: Tough choices, looking back and missing present, change the past, promises
Why I Live in the PO: delusional world, verbal irony, skeletons in the closet
O Pioneers!: Check out this website for hints a deeper meaning including the imagery of ducks to represent freedom and comparing the two story lines.
Roman Fever: friendship, material wealth, frenemies, pretenses
The Lottery: Do you feel lucky?, traditions, following
Cask of Amontillado: revenge, insults, expectations
The Top 10 Accidental Lessons I Learned in College
Literature for the Fun of It:
Even though this class focuses on academic literature, it's important to remember that literature is just plain fun too! Critical thinking skills enhance your education, but enjoyment has a role in literature as well. Here are some of my favorite "quick & fun" literature samples: