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“Anyone who looked more white folkish than herself was better than she was in her criteria, therefore it was right that they should be cruel to her at times, just as she was cruel to those more negroid than herself in direct ratio to their negroness.
Tags » Close Reading
For this week’s blog post, I’d like you all to choose a passage from tomorrow’s assigned reading (The Haunting of Hill House, chapters 6-9) and write a brief critical analysis of it that deploys the close reading skills we’ve been working on this semester. 99 more words
Abstract: Denice Frohman’s spoken-word poem about lesbian visibility and homophobia.
Usage: I use these spoken word poems to teach close reading. This is a good one to bring up intersectionality during, since a white lesbian has appropriated the title from a well-known Black pop culture item. 621 more words
Abstract: Brenna Twohy’s spoken word poem “Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them”, a poem about Harry Potter, fan fiction, porn, and the male gaze. 521 more words