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8/1/2017Lesson Activity: Analyzing “Loneliness… an American Malady”1/5Lesson ActivityAnalyzing “Lonelinessan American Malady”This activity will help you meet these educational goals:You will cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well asinferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain; determine twoor more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how theyinteract and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text;analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the pointsare made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them; andanalyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument,including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging. DirectionsRead the instructions for this self-checked activity. Type in your response to each question, and check youranswers. At the end of the activity, write a brief evaluation of your work.ActivityPostmodernist literature was an extension of and also a reaction against modernist literature. The aftereffectsof World War II triggered this movement. Postmodernist literature includes themes based on capitalism,technological advancements, and self-consciousness. Answer each of the following questions about CarsonMcCullers’s postmodernist essay “Loneliness . . . an American Malady ” in two or three short paragraphs, citingtextual evidence to support your answers.Part AConsider the information about literary elements in postmodernism. Identify two to three of these elements inthe essay “Loneliness . . . an American Malady.” What effect do these elements have on the structure, purpose,and meaning of the text?
8/1/2017Lesson Activity: Analyzing “Loneliness… an American Malady”2/5Answer:Two elements I noticed in the essay "Loneliness...an American Malady" was that McCuller focuses on howAmericans do not like to be lonely and the consciousness of self. McCuller often talks about loneliness inher works due to her own personal struggles. McCuller talks about how as a nation we are a group of

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