Thinking about Bill, Dead of Aids

July 8, 2010
I thought the poem was kinda of sad. How they tried to express their love to a dying man not knowing if what they were doing was helpful at all. You can almost sense the saddness in this poem.
 

"If we Must Die"

July 2, 2010
To me the theme of the play was to go out fighting. That's how I want to go kicking and screaming.
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"Ulysses"

July 2, 2010
This poem was about a old King and his wish for the last of his life. In the poem he explained his life experiences and that it was time to step down and let his son take over. I really liked this poem.
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"My Last Duchess"

July 2, 2010
The poem was about his last wife. I think that this man was jealous of his wife and other men. In his eyes he thought that she had a wondering eye. So I think that he had her killed or he killed her himself.
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“Frankie and Johnny”

June 25, 2010

This poem was horrific, it makes you wanna cry. These two young people had a horrible life. The way Johnny’s was ended was so bad. It reminds you of all the stories you hear of the Jim Crow era.



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“The Mother”

June 25, 2010

 I thought that this was such a sad poem. It is a conversation a mother is having with a child she chose not to have. You can almost hear the guilt in every line she felt for what she had done. A regret that will follow her for the rest of her life.



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“We Real Cool”

June 25, 2010

I thought this was a really cute poem I love how she used rhyme to tell this story and to express her point. Although the poem is short it still tells a story a beginning, a middle, and a end.



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“Everyday Use: My Sojourn at Parchman Farm”

June 24, 2010

This was a literary critic written by a Jewish teacher. I think she offered another vantage point of the story one from a non-African american woman. Her opinions about the significance of the quilt makes the reader really question the motives behind Dee wanting to preserve the quilt. It made me think that in Dee's own way she was trying to perserve her families heritage that she felt was to important to use everyday.


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“Everyday Use"

June 24, 2010

 I thought this story was very interesting. How Dee came home with this knew found education and confidence. Instead of embracing her family for who they are she belittle them. I think that the mother made the right decision, the quilts were just as important to Maggie as they were to Dee. I think she was more in love with the thought of what the represented then the actually items and memories behind them. 


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“Poe’s Art of Transformation in The Cask of Amontillado”

June 21, 2010

Mr. Reynolds a cultural critic gives his opinions and background information on this story. He offers the reader insight on the point of this type of story and why Poe wrote it the way he did. I think that he brought up some very interesting points that I had not thought of while reading.


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Tanisha Hogans Welcome. Hello my name is Tanisha. The purpose of this site will be for my assignments for my Introdution to Literature- ENG 232-80 Summer 2010 course. I hope you all enjoy my reactions to the Literature I have read.

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