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Ben Evans
10/3 Discussion
Fri Oct 3, 2014 4:40pm
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I have written a few papers before in terms of literature. For example in my past I have written a paper that has dealt with “To Kill A Mockingbird.” This assignment was given to me during my high school years. Through this assignment we the students had to go over the situation with racism, and how the author portrayed it within the novel. Another assignment given dealing with literary analysis each student had to create a story. The teacher wanted to involve the class more into this subject because we were so close minded and did not fully understand it until the end of this session. Each student was able to tell each other’s personal views of their story in relationship on who it was about, and what encouraged them write what they have written. Needless to say it opened up a lot of doors within the class. Secrets were let out and drama stirred within the class. It turned into your basic high school scenario of drama, but in the end we became closer together relationship wise as a class because of this assignment dealing with literary analysis. A popular poem analysis that I have done would have to be Edgar Allan Poe. My teacher had given the class an assignment regarding to Poe’s work, and our task was to choose one of his works and give a good analysis on it. In regarding to that assignment I had chosen to analyze “The Raven.” In this poem it brought a lot of sadness to me. Poe is a dark morbid person who has experienced a lot of drama that no normal man should go through. Not including his history issues with being in love with his cousin. From my perspective I find that to be a bit concerning and strange. During that time though I would believe it would be alright to have married your cousin, but it still does not sit well with me. When reading “The Raven” it seems he is either high or going on an acid trip because everything turns a bit psychotic. Overall though I give him a good job on uniqueness because no one will be able to truly copy his work. I have very few questions going into the paper, as I learned with my most recent paper I need to work on my paragraph transitions so I am not sure which stories will be useful in transitions.
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