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Samantha Peedin
Discussion 4
Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:25pm
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In terms of literacy, senior year my teacher really focused on analysis papers. A few books we touched on were Romeo and Juliet and A Mid-Summers Night Dream. We were told to read these classics some in class and some at home. Going over the book in class helped me understand what the author was trying to tell the audience. Since I found these stories very interesting, it was a little easier for me to grasp certain concepts and see the true meaning behind the books. When looking back at my senior year, all we focused on were poems and stories. We were told to take a couple minutes, read the poem, and interpret what we thought the author wanted to say. Even though the poems were not very long, it was amazing how deep the theme was behind it. I do have some experience when analyzing short stories and other forms of literature. I learned how to find symbolic meanings and read in between the lines to figure out what the author wanted me to see in his work. For example, in the novel The Awakening by Kate Chopin we found symbols throughout the novel. The most interesting was how she used colors to convey feelings and descriptions of the characters. Each week the stories varied between light and dark moods. Some stories and poems would be very uplifting while others were sad and chilling .When looking at the T.C Boyle Book Paper, I feel a little shaky about comparing and contrasting two stories. I am not sure which option I would like to write about but after I know more about how to write this paper, I will feel more comfortable doing so. I want to make sure I am dead on with the theme and points of each story. I am still indecisive of which two stories to compare and write about. I am not sure if I want to compare the love stories or death stories. Over all, I am ready to write to this paper because I do have some preparation when writing analysis papers.

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