Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Once More to the Lake

For many of us, E.B. White is in our imaginations through Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little. He excelled at creating worlds for his readers, and in this piece we begin to see why.

We're going to get to know this essay pretty well over the next few days. Reading it and briefly discussing it in class today was a first salvo into that knowledge. The second step is tonight. Blog your answers to questions 1, 3-10 from page 5 of the handout. Do not do the writing options. If you were absent of need the documents for any other reasons, here they are:

Once More to the Lake Google Docs (or PDF for the formatting like the handout in class)

Secondly, there is a wistful cadence to this piece that makes it rather endearing and a bit haunting. Exploring that a bit
  • Note/Mark your favorite passage. This could be one you find especially well written, or it could be one that interests you for some reason (feature, subject, etc.). You don't have to put this on the blog, but be prepared to talk about it.
  • Be prepared to explain your favorite passage to the class and to be asked to explain more if your comments stay on the surface.

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