Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hunk-a hunk-a burnin' moth!

The Hercules Moth -- bigger than a kid...
Annie Dillard's Death of a Moth is perhaps a bit more difficult to unravel than Woolf's moth musings, so we are going to try our hand at unraveling her meaning as well as how she crafted her essay.

From the packet, please blog your perspicacious answers to comprehension questions 1-2 and rhetoric questions 1-2 & 5-6.

As you do the questions above, you may find it useful to know the following:  "A volatile and peripatetic poet, the prodigy Arthur Rimbaud wrote all of his poetry in a space of less than five years" ( Hmmm, connections....
...and your head!


  1. I could have gone my WHOLE life without knowing there was a moth the size of my head, just saying.

  2. Well, they live in Australia and New Zealand so there isn't much chance you'll have to deal with them unless you go visiting.

  3. ha! one of my oldest friends lives in new south whales and she's always complaining about the bugs. now though, i'm defffffinatly going to be more sympathetic.