Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Corn-Pone Rhetoric

This assignment may prove to be a bit long as there are many questions I'm asking you to consider. 

Blog your responses to the following rhetoric and style questions found on page 721: 1-9, 11

For those of you curious about corn pone, I give you this recipe from

Corn Pone

A simple corn bread, generally made only of meal, water, and salt, without either milk or eggs.


  • 2 cups cornmeal

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon lard or shortening

  • water, enought to make a stiff dough 


Mix together cornmeal, baking powder, and salt. Cut in lard and add enough milk to make a stiff batter. Form into cakes with hands and place in a greased baking pan. Bake in a preheated 425° oven for 20 to 30 minutes.
Corn bread and corn pone was a staple in the mountaineer diet.  With greens, called "salit greens," meat and of course, cold milk from the spring house, this was good eating and friends were always welcome.


  1. So i just did that whole long assignment and i think i did it on a page not a post. I dont know if that makes a difference but when i postd it i went to go make sure it went through and i couldn't find it.

  2. I didn't see it on a page. Those are listed along the top of your main page. How do you keep posting to pages? It's actually an extra click usually to create a page.

    Go under manage and see if the post is there as a page or a draft or under write posts and write pages and see if it is saved as a draft.

  3. Hmm... "salit green" sounds a lot like "Soylent Green"...