For your initial discussion post, you should select one of the prompt questions below and write a strong response paragraph that uses the assigned readings for the week as the basis for your response. Your paragraph should establish a claim followed by quoted support from the literature. Follow MLA formatting guidelines for in-text citations when you quote. For the purpose of this course, “literature” is defined as poems, short stories, novel excerpts, non-fiction narratives, speeches, sermons, etc. While you can quote from the editorial sections (author biographies, historical context sections, summaries of artistic and geopolitical changes, etc.), you must focus your response paragraph on the assigned literature and quote from the assigned literature. You should spend time explaining how the quoted evidence you offer proves your claim to be true. Your response paragraph should be five to seven well-developed sentences long.
Question to be answered:
- What is heritage in the context of this literature?
From The Norton Anthology of American Literature: 1865 to Present, Shorter, 9th edition:
- American Literature since 1945 pp. 1069-1086
- Theodore Roethke pp. 1091-1092
- “My Papa’s Waltz” pp. 1093
- “Elegy for Jane” pp. 1094
- “I Knew a Woman” pp. 1095
- Elizabeth Bishop pp. 1106-1107
- “The Fish” pp. 1108-1109
- “One Art” 1115-1116
- Ralph Ellison pp. 1209-1210
- from The Invisible Man: Chapter 1 [Battle Royal] pp. 1210-1220
- Arthur Miller pp. 1221-1223
- Death of a Salesman pp. 1223-1288