READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY!!!
!Please response to each story separate
Use these questions below to guide you as you complete your reading responses for short stories. I suggest that you choose only a few questions to answer in your response–but make the response a paragraph–don’t number your responses. You will probably notice that some of the questions are similar and that some of the responses may overlap–that’s fine. Your response should reflect your own thoughts and analysis of the story. Your response to each story should be at least 400 words (but will probably be longer) and should show that you have read the story carefully. You should mention the names of characters, details from the story that support your response, incidents in the story that affect your reading of it, etc. (You must use quotations from the stories in your responses.)
Please post ONE time where you make a ‘substantial’ literary analysis comment about this reading, Please remember that you are only allowed to use your own original ideas – do not refer to or post any “outside” information you have read on the Internet or elsewhere, or you will receive an automatic ‘F’ for plagiarism. You are only allowed to use your own original ideas to analyze the stories and direct quotes from the stories
PLEASE USE THE QUESTIONS BELOW AS A GUIDE TO RESPOND TO THE STORY.
What are the main points the author is trying to convey to the reader?
What is the significance of the title?
What is the tone of this work and why is this particularly important?
How is the memoir format of this work appealing?
What did you like about the story? What did you dislike? Why
Who is your favorite character? Is he or she like you in any way? Would you make the same decisions (or react in the same ways) in the same situations as this character? Why or why not? Which characters remind you of people you know?
What did you learn about American history, society, art, literature, philosophy, science (etc.) from this story? What research might you do to help you understand the story better?
What did you learn about life from the story?
. In what ways do you identify with the story?
. How would you describe the writer’s style or voice? Style includes use of irony, symbolism, figurative language, point of view, etc.
. What value does this story have for you?
. What questions did you have after you finished the story