In my lectures on Carlos Bulosan’s America is in the Heart, I discussed the idea of America and the way in which writers have argued that America’s promise of freedom and equality needs to be more fully achieved for everyone living in America. Using Bulosan’s text and either James Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues” or Philip Roth’s “The Conversion of the Jews,” please discuss how the two writers present their ideas of America.
Review the W1 and W2 Literary Analysis Tools modules. Part of your grade is based on selection, integration, and citation of quotations.
Review the “Critical Reading Skills” section of the W1 Literary Analysis Tools module.
Read Spenser’s Sonnet 75 (Vol. 1, p. 490) and Shakespeare’s Sonnet 60 (Vol. 1, pp. 559-560).
Refer to the grading rubric for this assignment using the link in the Gradebook.
Step 2: ReflectBoth of these poems seem to seek the same result–immortality through poetry. In other words, the object of the poet’s affection lives on because we are still reading the poem hundreds of years later. It is a flattering way to pay tribute to someone, isn’t it? This idea of homage is often used in other places, such as art and song lyrics. See this music video of Elton John performing “Your Song” and Heben Nigatu’s article on BuzzFeed describing works of art paying tribute to Treyvon Martin, for example. The idea, of course, is to share a person’s memory with the world so that he or she is never forgotten. Now reflect on these two poems and determine how each of the writers works to preserve the object of their affection in his poetry.Step 3: RespondPost 1: Perform a close reading of each sonnet and address each of the following in your response:
How is the idea of time important in each sonnet?
Describe Spenser’s reason(s) for wanting the object of his affection to live on through the poem and compare it to Shakespeare’s reason(s). How are they different?
400 words minimum (excluding quotations and citations)
Include at least two properly integrated and cited quotations (at least one from each work) to support your claims. You may use either direct or paraphrased quotes. See the Literary Analysis Tools Modules in Weeks 1 and 2 for information about integrating and citing quotes.
Posts 2 and 3: Respond to two classmates’ posts, providing attitional evidence from the sonnets to either support or refute your classmate’s conclusions.Criteria:
150 words minimum (excluding quotations and citations)
Include at least one properly integrated and cited quotation to support your ideas. You may use either direct or paraphrased quotations.
In both Phillip Roth’s “The Conversion of the Jews” and Part 1 of America Is In The Heart we see the main characters (young Ozzie and young Allos) questioning their situations. How does this self-questioning create tensions in their identity formation? Provide an example from each story.
How does Bulosan engage in how Filipinos/Filipino-Americans are racialized? Provide an example from the Philippines (Part 1) and from the United States (either Part 2 & 3).
The Analysis Project is focused research that performs a “close reading” of one of the complete works of literature or any visual artwork (painting or photograph) included the course modules.
Students also may not substitute outside materials. (For example, just because an artist was discussed for one painting does not mean you may go on the internet and find a different painting by that artist – you must write about the exact artwork presented in the course. Likewise, several poets and writers are presented yet you may only analyze the specific poem or story presented in the course modules.).
Your assignment should offer an analytical interpretation of the work of art or work of literature by having a thesis about what the piece seeks to express and how the artist or author accomplishes this expression formally in its historical context. The assignment should address the form, content, and context of the work, although not necessarily equally. .Two outside/secondary sources are required. (JSTOR, a database accessible through the FSCJ Library & Learning Commons is the best online research tool to find books and articles for Humanities.) You may have more than two secondary sources, although in an assignment of this length, more than four will limit the possibility for you to clearly develop your own voice and present your thesis about the work. A note on sources: The provided course material does not count as an outside source. Sources are journal articles, books, and quality multi-media, such as video lectures by experts and museum blogs. Sources may be primary (such as a letter or publication by the artist him/herself) or secondary (such as scholarly criticism or historical research). Only one of your sources may be a web-based source, although certainly you may access print sources such as books and journal articles digitally. **Any and all sources must be documented correctly using MLA citation.** Plagiarism and academic dishonesty are not acceptable; consequences as detailed in the college’s student code of conduct fully apply, including failure of the assignment and referral for disciplinary action. The assignment should be 4-5 pages, at least 800 words and no more than 1250 words, and be typed, double-spaced in MLA format.
Socrates claims that he is wiser than the other citizens of Athens, even though he is ignorant. Why does he claim this? How does his ‘human wisdom’ relate to his god-given mission? Socrates also claims that what he is doing is highly beneficial to the citizens of Athens. Why does he believe this ? Evaluate either his claim that he is wiser than the other citizens of Athens or that he greatly benefits the citizens of Athens by questioning them as he does.
1. Journals must be saved in a Word document and attached to the link below
2. Journals must be formatted in MLA style
3. Each journal must be 600 – 800 words
4. The journals must be a response to the prompt about the assigned reading. The answers must be analytical and insightful.
5. Do NOT summarize the story.
6. Each journal must be written in good grammar
Your supervisor just announced that you and a colleague, Bruce, will have an opportunity to meet with the company’s CEO in two hours to deliver a presentation on your team’s current project. Due to the short notice, Bruce believes your presentation should be an impromptu speech, delivered without notes or plan. You believe your presentation should be written out word for word and read to the audience.
Under these circumstances, how would you use your relationship-building skills to collaborate with Bruce and resolve your differences in opinion? Please select one option below and thoroughly explain why.
Communicate openly and effectively concerning your preference
Involve another colleague for his or her input
Trust Bruce and follow his suggestion
Remember to answer each part of the question with a minimum of one paragraph that is 5-7 sentences with limited grammatical errors. Also, respond to at least one of your peers with one 5-7 sentence paragraph.
As workplaces shift to remote work, there is an increased need to utilize collaboration tools. In the first section of this course, you had the opportunity to reply to a message from a co-worker about the need to identify and adopt collaboration tools. At the end of this course, you will be delivering a presentation on a collaboration tool and persuading your organization to adopt it. To prepare for that presentation, answer the following question:
Select a category/type of collaboration tool from the three options below. Identify one collaboration tool from the category you’ve selected and describe how that tool can be used to support remote collaborative work. Then, list and thoroughly explain two pros and two cons of using this collaboration tool when working remotely.
Communication (Zoom, Webex, Teams)
Document creation and editing (Microsoft Word, Google Docs, One Drive)
Project Management (Smartsheets)
Remember to answer each part of the question with a minimum of one paragraph that is 5-7 sentences with limited grammatical errors.
The following questions will give you a chance to self-evaluate, to think about what you’ve been learning in this course, and to draw your own conclusions about how you can apply your communication skill in your life. Your answers may be used to determine how to improve the program for future students. Your answers will not be used for marketing purposes. Please respond in a paragraph of at least 5–7 sentences to fully address the questions. Be sure to use your own words!
What were your greatest takeaways from completing the assignment on active listening and responding?
In what ways do you feel prepared to use your communication skill after completing the assignment? If you don’t feel prepared, share why.
A literary analysis is an writing that discusses literature. In this case and for this assignment, please review the overviews of literature from 1865-the present and review the list of literary works we read during this class.
Write a literary analysis that discusses two or more of the literary works studied during this era, explaining how those works and their writers are representative of literature written during this class.
– Langston Hughes – “I, Too”
– Claude McKay- “If We Must Die”
1. Must contain five paragraphs: an introduction with a clear thesis statement, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Think back to your English Composition classes to make sure you are following the guidelines.
2. Must follow MLA guidelines to include the appropriate heading and header, no cover pages, in-text citations, double spaced, 12 font, Times New Roman.
How do you write a blurb?
A blurb is a response to literature incorporating specific passages or lines from literary works and citing those pages or lines.
1. For this assignment, you will read the following poems by Robert Frost and Carl Sanburg.
“The Road Not Taken”
2. Consider how Frost’s poems focus more on nature in a pastoral setting and Sandburg’s poems focus on nature in a city setting. Write a blurb that explains how each poet accomplishes the use of nature in the different settings while staying within the confines of the characteristic of literature written from 1914-1945.
3. Keep in mind, the blurb can be no longer than one page, double spaced, 12 font, no heading on the page.