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  • F.Douglass, the SlaveThinking October 2, 2014
    I might remain a slave in form, the day had passed forever when I could be a slave in fact. According to the dictionary, the form can be defined as the shape and structure of an object. The form would be Frederick Douglass’s body, shape, and how people see him, how he is perceived by […]

  • A White Heron: Loopholes October 31, 2014
    Sylvia has a major choice to make in the climax of the story “A White Heron.” She can either tell the strange man the location of the white heron and receive ten dollars, or keep it a secret and save the heron’s life. Sylvia has been conditioned by society to think that money makes your […]

  • The O.G. Frederick Douglass October 2, 2014
    If you have never read The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, then stop what you’re doing and go read it NOW. We talk about #thestruggle when we miss the bus to class on occasion, but that is nothing compared to what this guy went through. Let’s break down one of the most powerful quotes […]

  • Book Club Reflection December 19, 2014
    I enjoyed working on this book club. I liked being able to pick out a book I found interesting and discussing it with others who also found it interesting. I feel that my group worked well together despite our conflicting schedules. We broke our work up into parts so that we each tried to relate […]

  • Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass October 2, 2014
    ” . . . and I now resolved that, however long I might remain a slave in form, the day had passed forever when I could be a slave in fact.” The key terms in this phrase, form and fact, are indicative of how Douglass distinguishes himself as a free man and an independent thinker. Form […]

  • Allow myself to introduce, myself September 5, 2014
    Let’s start with a little of dabbling into Daryn.  I am a 22 year old contradiction. I’m a passionate pacifist, a ubiquitous couch potato, and a compassionate asshole.  I was born 65 years old, my dream is to retire because … Continue reading →

  • BOOKCLUB December 22, 2014
    I’m not sure what I should discuss on this page, because I could not see the guideline yet, but I will talk about my group work. We did The Circle by Dave Egger. This book has a lot of good points to think and talk about. We divided writers that we had learned, but later, … Continue reading BOOKCLUB

  • A White Heron’s loophole: Silence is GOLDEN! October 30, 2014
    Jewett’s short story, “A White Heron” provides one main loophole surrounding the character Sylvia. Her ability as a young girl to befriend a stranger is very bold, but at the same time, very welcoming. Sylvia approach by the stranger leaves her with one struggling question, should she give up the white heron and gain the… Continue reading A White Heron’s loo […]

  • WW, Song of Myself September 18, 2014
    ‘A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands; How could I answer the child? I do not know what it is, any more than he. These lines correspond to the title of the collection of poems where Song of Myself was published: Leaves of grass. I find them interesting, […]

  • Loopholes October 31, 2014
    In “A White Heron,” by Sarah Orne Jewett, the main character, little Sylvia, dupes the hunter by playing on a couple of the assumptions he holds. With the skill of Wall Street’s slimiest grease basket of a lawyer, she manages to convince him that she couldn’t find the one notable feature in her home area that […]

  • The Kite Runner December 21, 2014
    I have read The Kite Runner since the bookclub-ing starts. This story takes place in Afghanistan, and the main characters of the books are Amir and Hassan. Amir and Hassan are friends, but Hassan is Amir’s severant because Hassan’s father whose name is Ali is a servant of Baba who is Amir’s father. In Afghanistan, […]

  • Book Club Reflection December 21, 2014
    This was a really interesting project and I think it was a perfect way to end the year. Overall, I initially found this to be challenging. In my mind I going crazy trying to figure out how in the hell … Continue reading →

  • Barbaric Yawps September 25, 2014
    I too am not a bit tamed . . . . I too am untranslatable, I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world. Whitman is relating himself to his “barbaric yawp”. What he means by “barbaric yawp” is his own work (the poem itself). This poem can be considered free verse, and during his time that … Continue reading Barbaric Yawps

  • NLFD October 10, 2014
    “…and I now resolved that, however long I might remain a slave in form, the day had passed forever when I could be a slave in fact.” Here Douglass is recounting his tussle with Mr. Covey, the overseer of the slaves, in which the two fought for hours and wound up in a draw. While … Continue reading NLFD →

  • W.W. September 18, 2014
    The face of an amour . . . . the face of veneration, The face as of a dream . . . . the face of an immobile rock, The face withdrawn of its good and bad Oh vey, here goes. Considering the density and overwhelming detail in “Song of Myself,” the following lines above…
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  • Barbaric Yawp September 25, 2014
    Throughout “Song of Myself”, the speaker let out a “barbaric yawp”. A sound that is unrecognizable as human, or a speech that cannot be translated (similar to the animals he wanted to be live with). Although he only let out this barbaric yawp at the end of the poem, it can be seen throughout because […]

  • Extra Credit!! December 20, 2014
    The final project could be improved by having a list of questions to think about in addition to what makes this American Literature? Such as what are the reoccurring themes in the book, what is the setting and how does that relate to the plot? Why is does the setting matter? In fact to be […]

  • I am slave, hear me roar October 2, 2014
    ” . . . and I now resolved that, however long I might remain a slave in form, the day had passed forever when I could be a slave in fact.” This quote by Fredrick Douglass signifies the rebirth of his spirit that was broken from being a slave. As explained earlier in the text, slaveholders […]

  • The Yawp Song September 26, 2014
    Whitman’s poem is in a lot of ways an ode to barbarism, a listing of carnal pleasures and the many delights, sights, and sounds  our world has to offer. It’s essentially 50+ pages of Whitman saying every damn thing he wants to say, it’s barbaric in that it feels primal, it’s as much a poem…


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