Answer these two discussion question.

Discussion Question #1: Which one of these two African American authors, Frederick Douglass, in Narrative of the Life, or Harriet Jacobs, in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, most clearly, most definitively, most movingly portrays the experience of a former slave?

Discussion Question #2: The poetry of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman has been described as being emotionally opposite to each other. Dickinson’s poetry seems at times colder and more ciritical; whereas Whitman’s poetry conversely seems warm and expansive. First of all, do you agree? If so, then, develop for me a case that one of them or both are representative of American literature. Make your case and defend it.

Explain your answer in detail and use specific examples from the text. Remember: to cite and reference any sources that you may use, including the primary text itself. Use MLA formatting and standards.

All the readings are linked below. you will shape all of your posts by following this Paragraph Plan!! ( Specific requirements in the attached file)

Read Douglass, Narrative of the Life and/or listen Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j0jvj4e4XU

Read Jacobs, Incidents in the Life. and/or listen Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q8R2Vs5qGo

Read Whitman, “Song of Myself ” and/or listenSong Of Myself

Read Dickinson Poem (320) There’s a certain slant of light , (372) After great pain, a formal feeling comes , & (764) My Life had stood – a Loaded Gun . and/or listen There’s a certain slant of light ., After great pain, a formal feeling comes

To begin, you might want to select key quotes that you found interesting while reading. Once you get those quotes in place, complete the paragraph plan by filling out your main idea (also known as topic sentence) and then, your analysis. Once you have your body paragraphs in place (2-3), examine those paragraphs. Use those paragraphs to craft your thesis and introduction. Once the introduction and body paragraphs are in place, move on to writing your conclusion. At that point, you are reading to proofread and to ensure that your MLA citations are in place.

it is important to begin your work with good, working definitions of the key terms and concepts for each week. You may use Wikipedia as a starting place, as that source offers a great list of further references. Be sure to explore those additional references and resources provided on all Wikipedia pages until you find a definition that makes sense to you and puts the term or movement in context. You may also choose to include the terms and their definitions in your paragraph plan.

In that case, your paragraph might look like this:

main idea/

definition cited in MLA format

quote from the literature to show that definition and main idea in action

analysis to tease out the connections you’ve made with the main idea and evidence

Please note that you need to cite your source in MLA format!!!!!!!!!

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