I’m stuck on a Literature question and need an explanation.

1. Read the following texts and their notes. **There are literary elements other than those indicated here, but these each show one possible interpretation. Think of these as guidelines, and don’t limit yourself to these interpretations.**

As you look through its annotations, note how the various literary elements develop and contribute to the text’s themes and ideas. How might you also pick up on the presence of various literary elements, and the way they express the ideas within the text?

2. Read the works for this exercise assigned by your instructor on the Close Reading of a Text: Assigned Reading checklist.

3. Then visit each of the following discussion topics, and respond to the respective discussion prompts about the works and their themes.

Read the works from the Reading List, noting which apply in general to this discussion. Then post an initial reply under one of the threads– USE REPLY!– by 2/17.

In your responses, be sure to

By 2/20, you must respond to 3 peers’ posts. You don’t have to stick to the same topic– you can move between them. You may respond to their initial (longer) post, or keep another discussion going. It’s your call!

Remember that initial responses should be ~200 words. Responses to peers might be between 100-150 words or so.

Part 1

Using one work from this week’s discussion, and one from the Reading to Find a Theme Discussion,

The heart of this discussion is a comparison of characterization and conflict! Be sure to use evidence from the text to support your point.

Part 2

Using any two works from this week’s readings,

The heart of this discussion is a critique of social norms and the conflicts they may cause! Be sure to use evidence from the text to support your point.

Part 3

Use The Importance of Being Earnest, “Lusus Naturae,”or “A Rose for Emily” for your initial post.

The heart of this discussion is a close reading of one work, rather than a comparison! Be sure to use evidence from the text to support your point.

Reading list

Read the following; be sure to note which stories go with which discussions/threads!

Russell, “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves”