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In Unit 1, you are asked to read four distinct pieces of literature: “A Rose for Emily,” “Ballad of Birmingham,” “Beauty,” and “I Stand Here Ironing.”
Initial Response: Which of the four pieces of literature that you read did you find the most engaging and why?
Some areas to reflect on could be: the story’s plot, your connection to the piece, the author’s style, the dialogue. It isn’t enough to write, “I liked it, but I’m not sure why.” Begin to explore what is in a story to which you connect. The “why” is the most important component in this response. Your response should be one to two paragraphs and should contain concrete text examples.
Peer Response: Respond to at least two of your peers’ initial responses. Do you agree or disagree with their decisions and why? Did your peer fully explain their reasonings and use text examples? Please add any other thoughts that you might have on this conversation.