How to Read a Book

Excerpted from Mortimer Adler’s How to Read a Book But, you may ask, why is writing necessary? Well, the physical act of writing, with your own hand, brings words and sentences more sharply before your mind and preserves them better in your memory. To set down your reaction to important words and sentences you have […]

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English 112B (Young Adult Literature)

English 112B: Young Adult Literature Course Spring 2003 Skills and basic information\ Student RRs\ Books Under Discussion in Class\ Articles\ Short Stories and Poetry For viewing only Post 112B material here under the designated topic. May 9,2003 Quotation for the week Basic Course Information FINAL EXAMINATION Course Syllabus for Spring 2003 Revised Schedule for the […]

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Midterm Research Project Spring 2003

Research Midterm Paper: 15% Due April 14th. Provide an annotated bibliography for a given ISSUE in Young Adult literature. You might consider some of the more obvious ones such as eating disorders, abuse, drugs, peer pressure, effects of WWII, multicultural problems, Historical period or particular historical event, parental control, gangs, etc. You might also enjoy […]

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Where the Wild Things and Ursula LeGuin: fantasy, myth, symbol

A look into the dark soup of Sendak’s imagination, refined into the formation of a picture book. Where the Wild Things Are provides a curious mixture of space, pictures, and words as we all travel into the unknown, into the repressed, and finally into self-acceptance. The following excerpts are taken from one book: Cech, John. […]

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Baja North sites around Rosarito and Ensenada

RIVIERA DEL PACIFICO THE SOCIAL CIVIC AND CULTURAL CENTER OF ENSENADA, WELL KNOWN AS "RIVIERA DEL PACIFICO", STILL IS THE HISTORICAL SYMBOL OF THE CITY OF ENSENADA EVEN THOUGH ITS STRUCTURE HAS BEEN MUTILATED. THIS FORMER GAMBLING CASINO IT WAS BUILT IN 1930. DON’T MISS THE BEAUTIFUL GARDENS AND FOUNTAINS, WHICH WE HAVE BUILT, COME […]

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Study Questions for Jumping the Nail

Questions for Jumping the Nail 1. Discuss the importance of the setting as it is initially described on page one of the book. For example, why does Bunting do you suppose bring up that "[s]ometimes June mornings in California are chilly . . ."? 2. Discuss the pattern which is established early in the novel […]

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Metaphors underlie the dramatic structure of Middlemarch

Metaphors which underlie the dramatic structure of Middlemarch 1) Metaphors of unification–reconciliation, of inclusion, of mingling, of connecting, mixing, yearning 2) Metaphors of antithesis–implied by above. Reality versus appearance, chaos versus order, shapelessness vs. shape, outer vs. inner, things as they are vs. things as they should be. 3) Metaphors that conceive things as progressive. […]

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Participation Guidelines

Participation Guidelines I have prepared the following guidelines to enable students to judge their own performance in class. A student with excellent in-class participation and grades exhibits most of the following characteristics: · attends every class and is enthusiastic about learning (is absent no more than twice all semester) · prepares for class by completing […]

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Odysseus continued by Graham Patten

Odysseus: Art Project and Writing Assignment High School Assignment:I had to write either a sequel or another episode of the odyssey in Homer’s, (or really Robert Fitzgerald’s) style, so I wrote another episode. I went further and put mine in iambic pentameter, as R Fitzgerald did in some of his translation. Graham Patten And then […]

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The Literary Link:Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century

Painting and poetry of the Romantics Not-Course in British Romanticism (Spring 2014) English Romantic Authors and their works–updated (mostly) 12/14/2013 English Romanticism (including on-line articles, information about themes, concepts, and critical debates associated with this period) Nineteenth-century Literature

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