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Toward the annotated bibliography

Answer these questions: How clearly does my problem/solution connect all five of my sources? Why do I think at least three of these sources are scholarly? (Pages 459-460 provide help for determining if a source is scholarly.) How closely do … Continue reading

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3420 Sentences

In a small group, identify three sentences from the story that exemplify more than one technique. Quote the sentence. Answer the question “What two techniques does this single sentence use?” for each of the three sentences. Your answer should take … Continue reading

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Only enjambment

Review pages 54 and 55 of Oliver’s A Poetry Handbook. Then, break the paragraph below into lines. Every line should be enjambed, with the exception of the last. Mend the coat before you go out. Once we stood beside the … Continue reading

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2250 The Line

In a small group, answer these questions. Email me the result. One email per group, with a list of group members. Which meter is “the norm,” according to Oliver? What might other line length convey to readers? Do stanzas need … Continue reading

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2010 Toward the project proposal

Answer these questions: What problem am I addressing? What tentative solution am I proposing? Why might the problem be important to the person who can fix it? Who is that person? How will I contact them? What question will I … Continue reading

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412r final exam Fall 17

The final exam is worth twenty-five points. For the final, read your secondary text as a fiction writing textbook. You picked your secondary text early during this semester. Identify a fiction writing technique taught by the text. Your identification should … Continue reading

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2250 final exam Fall 17

This take-home final exam is worth twenty-five points. It is due by the end of the final exam period on December 12 from 9:00-10:50 am. The late paper policy as described by the syllabus applies to the final exam. Turn … Continue reading

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