Discussion: "A Rose for Emily" and Connotation Versus Denotation
- We talked A BUNCH about "A Rose for Emily", discussing questions submitted by people at the beginning of class (about forty minutes). We'll continue these tomorrow and Thursday.
- We reminded ourselves of Professor Foster's suggestion: Don't read with your eyes.
- We talked about the difference between "connotation" and "denotation", and then we worked through pages 37-40 in the book, reading two poems about roaches, then taking a quick quiz.
- We talked about racism.
- Read the biographical information (0ne page) on George Orwell (p. 41).
- Read his essay, "Shooting an Elephant" (pages 42-45).
- Answer the following four RJ questions: #2, #6, #7, #8.
- I reminded people about turning in permission slips.
- I reminded people about how to do make-up reading.
- We read for about seventy-five minutes.
We asked ourselves some questions to set the tone for the rest of term:
- Why am I here?
- Do I treat the writing of others with the same fairness and respect with which I treat my own?
- How's my attitude? Am I passionate? Poisonous?
- Do I constantly remind myself of the power I possess? Am I worthy of it?
- Am I a complainer? Or do I try to think and act in an optimistic way?
Brittany gave us an update on submissions--327 read, 127 in, and 200 out (38% acceptance rate thus far).
We read and selected for about forty minutes.
Committees met as follows:
- Layout met to sort the "ins".
- Publicity met to look for paper possibilities.
- Allie and Brittany typed, and Asbury sorted to help them.