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Book Review: Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937), by Nora Neale Hurston

July 1, 2008

First published in 1937, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Nora Neale Hurston typifies a bildungsroman novel (a coming-of-age novel of one’s early years which explores the development of the character). 3,824 more words


Dickens in America

This is a terrific webpage found by my friend and colleague, the appropriately names Director of Excellence, Maria Trafford.

In it the re are links for contextual studies relating to Dickens’ tour of the States. 38 more words

Revisions, defining terms, and research discoveries during pleasure reading

It’s taken me two weeks, but I think I’ve gotten down the rhythm of this new semester. The semester began early (January 3rd), so prepping for classes was hard when trying to enjoy the one week of the holidays. 745 more words

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John Steinbeck Sums Up Being a Writer

In lieu of Tuesday’s traditional Word Play post, here are a few John Steinbeck quotes on the agony and ecstasy of being a writer. Mostly agony. 264 more words


Anne Bradstreet Poetry Analysis and Video Notes

Please see the video below for the notes over Anne Bradstreet that you will need for class. Remember to keep in mind the differences between to emotional appeals in Bradstreet’s poetry and their effectiveness compared to Bradford’s appeals in  72 more words