question is typed below bc i need 4 different essays at the minimum 250 words each questions and what is needed is below –

Please answer each of the following discussion questions for me. Go to the Midterm section in the Discussion Board and respond to these questions directly there. Each response should be about 250 words or more. However, I am looking more for a polished, quality response than anything else. If you have any questions, please email me directly.

For each answer, please remember to respond accordingly:

–Use the words of the question in your response.

–Use your mind, not your feelings.

–If the question has a quotation, focus on it.

–If the question does not have a quotation, find an appropriate one and focus on it instead.

–Always, always stay focused and stay textual.

First Essay

  1. In Anne Bradstreet’s poem, “The Prologue, The Prologue” she writes:

I am obnoxious to each carping tongue

Who says my hand a needle fits

A poet’s pen all scorn I should thus wrong

For such despite they cast on female wits:

If what I do prove well, it won’t advance,

They’ll say it’s stol’n, or else it was by chance.

In the context of this poem and the other poems we read, what exactly do you think Bradstreet means here? (10 points)

The 2nd essay

In the context of her religious situation, what does this poem say about her audience?

  1. Find a specific passage in Mary Rowlandson’s A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration A Narrative of Captivity and Restoration that exemplifies her attitude toward her captives and her religious faith. Then, write it into this exam and explain why it exemplifies her attitude. (10 points)
  2. Third essay
  1. In this course thus far, we have looked at how the Puritans put a definitive stamp on the moral, religious, and intellectual character of this nation. In that context, how does Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher ”“Fall of the House of Usher either explain those Puritan origins or how does it demonstrate a rebellion against those origins. (10)
  2. Fourth essay
  1. In the context of our readings thus far, how is Hester Prynne a uniquely American heroine? Please remember to be very specific and very textual in your response. (10) ( I believe the answer comes from Read Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter)

Paragraph planning

In each week’s readings, you will notice there’s an overview, a list of outcomes, and series of links to our readings (often in written and auditory form) and additional resources. Those are your tools for this class. Therefore, you may not use or cite sources outside those provided in this class class for your weekly discussions and midterm and final written exams.

How can we be so sure that you won’t need any more information? Well, the main goal of this course is to offer some tools to help you read and understand the assigned literature, and from there, you’ll be asked to write essays that express your reaction and opinion on key themes in the weekly readings.

To accomplish this goal, we’ll use one basic format for structuring paragraphs. We call that format the paragraph plan, and it contains three basic elements

main idea (also called the topic sentence of a paragraph–each paragraph has only one main idea in academic writing)

cited evidence (quotes from the literature and/or facts cited from the additional resources–not: all evidence must be cited in MLA format)

analysis (where you explain for the reader how and why the main idea and cited evidence fit together to support your over-arching thesis, the point you’ll argue in answer to each of our questions and essays in the class.How to write paragraphs.So how do you get started in mastering this process?

You may have noticed that all of your discussion and essay questions for the entire term are already posted. They are there for a reason. At the beginning of class, print or write down each question–all of them–all the way through the final exam. Keep that list of questions at hand as you read and take notes. When something occurs to you for one of the questions, jot it down. This method saves time over the course, but it also allows you to learn the material and spot key themes and quotes on your own terms. That’s a powerful learning process, and it’s one we want to mine fully during our time together.

Once you have all of the questions ready to go, the next step involves taking notes. As you are reading, jot down any key quotes or ideas that pop out to you.


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