Review

Hey guys, I thought I’d be really nice and post some of the stuff from the review today…

  1. 21 Quotations @ a 1 pt each
    Write the author’s last name (spelled correctly!) and title of the work (can just be a catchphrase/abbreviation such as “Dying” or “JGV”)

    • Poe: 7 short stories, each used once
      “How to Write a Blackwood Article” (x1)
      “The Premature Burial” (x1)
      “Murders in the Rue Morgue” (x1)
      “The Masque of the Red Death” (x1)
      “Hop-Frog/8-Chained Oranguatan (x1)
      “The Fall of the House of Usher” (x1)
      “The Black Cat” (x1)
    • Novels: 7 longer works, each used twice
      Frederick Douglass – A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (x2)
      Harriet Jacobs – Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (x2)
      Mark Twain – Puddn’head Wilson & Those Extraordinary Twins (x2)
      Kate Chopin – The Awakening (x2)
      William Faulkner – As I Lay Dying (x2)
      Zora Neale Hurston – Jonah’s Gourd Vine (x2)
      Tennessee Williams – A Streetcar Named Desire (x2)
  2. 12 Critical Essay-Critic Matching @ 1 pt each
    Match the critic’s last name (given to us) to their argument/quote. The critics are as follows:

    • Poe: Rowe and Whalen
    • Douglass: Ripley and McDowell
    • Jacobs: Yellin and Foster
    • Twain: Leavis and Morris
    • Chopin: Walker and Yeager
    • Faulkner: Sundquist and Gray
  3. 9 Short Answer Questions @ 4 pts each
    2 – 4 sentences in response to each question

    • example: “Name 3 ways Douglass and Jacobs differ in their use of a slave narrative.”

    (please correct me if that example is wrong)

  4. 1 out of 2 Essay Prompts @ 30 pts each
    Will ask you about themes or ideas seen throughout the semester. Use multiple works to show this knowledge (but cannot use all 7 of Poe’s stories in your essay!)

Think about the texts in dialogue with each other:
Williams and Poe? and Chopin?
Chopin and Jacobs? and Faulkner?
Jacobs and Hurston? and Douglass?

Which texts are critiques of race? Slavery?
Which are critiques of class?
Which are critiques of the South?  Southern aristocracy? Southern miscegenation? Death of the Old South?
Which texts focus on gender?

2 Responses to “Review”

  1. kfabie says:

    Thanks, Meg. You were very kind to go to the trouble of doing this as well as the Poe post.