Make sure to complete the Week 1 and Week 2 Literary Analysis Tools Modules before completing this assignment. Part of your grade is based on selection, integration, and citation of quotations.Post responses to both prompts. You must post on three different days to earn full credit for participation.Post 1: You learned the definition of the American Dream in Week 1. You also learned about the American identity. Traits often associated with the American identity include boldness, confidence, perseverance, and integrity. These traits are often demonstrated through a character’s words or actions. This week, we’ll focus on integrity.
For this discussion, read Robert Frost: “Mending Wall,” Vol. 2 pp. 673-674 (poetry) and Langston Hughes: “Mother to Son,” (Vol. 2 p. 1071 and describe how two of the characters display strong moral principles.
- 300 words minimum (excluding quotations and citations)
- Include two properly and integrated quotations (one from each work) to support your claims. You may use either direct or paraphrased quotes. See the Literary Analysis Tools Modules in Weeks 1 and 2 for information about integrating and citing quotes.
Posts 2 and 3: Respond to a classmate. Do you agree with your classmate’s perspective? Why or why not? Be specific. What is the most convincing part of your classmate’s post and why?Criteria:
- 150 words minimum for each post (excluding quotations and citations)
- Include at least one properly integrated and cited quote for each peer response to support your claims. You may use either direct or paraphrased quotes. See the Literary Analysis Tools Modules in Weeks 1 and 2 for information about integrating and citing quotes.
There is a no-research policy in place for this class. Using any material other than the assigned readings and lectures, even if it is correctly quoted and cited, will result in a failing grade for this assignment. Contact your instructor if you have questions about this policy.