Time is Not Linear Look back: Take a moment to review the modules from the last

Time is Not Linear Look back: Take a moment to review the modules from the last seven weeks and make note of what lessons or topics most resonated with you. Look Around: With an historical perspective in mind review the contemporary African American offerings and samples in the genres of literature music film offered in… Continue reading Time is Not Linear
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Throughout the semester we have investigated theories, ideologies, and various l

Throughout the semester we have investigated theories ideologies and various literary narratives that respond to our historical and social climates and conditions. Some of this has been hard some of it hurts and causes us to reflect not only on the world around us but on our own positions experiences feelings assumptions and perspectives. These… Continue reading Throughout the semester we have investigated theories, ideologies, and various l

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This weeks creative assignment is Who is the speaker? Pick one of the three p

This weeks creative assignment is Who is the speaker? Pickone of the three poems (homage to my hips  The Woman Thing  or Wild nights “ Wild nights!) and create a 400-word description of the poems speaker. This will require you to use your imagination and develop the character outside of the poem. Assignment… Continue reading This weeks creative assignment is Who is the speaker? Pick one of the three p

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This weeks readings explore the dynamics of power and how race and socioeconomi

This weeks readings explore the dynamics of power and how race and socioeconomic class can affect these dynamics. From one of these readings choose one work and analyze how it portrays race and/or socioeconomic class affecting the dynamics of power. Reading choices from the following selections from The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women: Zora… Continue reading This weeks readings explore the dynamics of power and how race and socioeconomi

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This week, we are discussing different types of poetry, and you will try your ha

This week we are discussing different types of poetry and you will try your hand at a short poem about yourself. First review the following readings about the different types of poetry: A Beginners Guide to Different Types of Poems: https://bookriot.com/2018/05/08/different-types-of-poems/ Poetry Forms: Definitions and Examples: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poems/other/ 12 Essential Types of Poetry: https://www.dictionary.com/e/s/poetry/#sonnet Initial Response… Continue reading This week, we are discussing different types of poetry, and you will try your ha

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This week you learned about the importance of adopting a growth mindset vs. a fi

This week you learned about the importance of adopting a growth mindset vs. a fixed mindset. Describe a time in your life when you faced an important opportunity or challenge with a fixed mindset? What held you back? Were you concerned about your ability to succeed? Were you worried about other peoples perceptions of you?… Continue reading This week you learned about the importance of adopting a growth mindset vs. a fi

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This week focuses on the oral traditions of childrens literature. Folktales, my

This week focuses on the oral traditions of childrens literature. Folktales myths and fables from around the world have been looked at in an historical and cultural context. For this assignment explore the moral purpose of fables and folktales you have read. Selectone of the following options to complete the assignment. Option A Writea 350-… Continue reading This week focuses on the oral traditions of childrens literature. Folktales, my

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This week we will be practicing interpreting poetry. There are 100s of outstandi

This week we will be practicing interpreting poetry. There are 100s of outstanding poets in history so it is difficult to narrow down which ones for me to choose this week! Please review the bios and a selection of poems from the following five poets: Rumi Bio: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/jalal-al-din-rumi Poems: https://www.khamush.com/poems.html Langston Hughes Bio: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/langston-hughes Poems:… Continue reading This week we will be practicing interpreting poetry. There are 100s of outstandi

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This short story has enough symbols that if they were eggs, the floor would be a

This short story has enough symbols that if they were eggs the floor would be a slippery mess. (I do try to make these prompts sound alive.) Why are they there? Because this is feminist literature from a country that has a culture of placing women in subservient roles. Having said that there are always… Continue reading This short story has enough symbols that if they were eggs, the floor would be a

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