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FINAL EXAM ID PREP Format of the Final: 3 hours - Three parts - ID’s (post midterm so last part of last quarter+this quarter; material on the course website) - 1 literary (author, title, significance) (10 pt) - 1 visual (film clip, title, significance) (10 pt) - 2 music ID’s listen twice (artist, song title, significance) (20pt) - Crosstab interpretation (10pt) - Given a crosstab & questions about it - Essay long essay (evidence based) (50pt) Demagogue: leader in a democracy who gains popularity by exploiting prejudice and ignorance among the common people, whipping up passions of the crowd and shutting down reasoned deliberation LITERATURE ID (read first sentence of each paragraph): identify author and title and significance of the passage to the Sixties * New Journalism: journalism that reads like a novel (aka fact-based non-fiction novel) a. Significance: critique TV media (bc it reduces info to sound bites)/ mainstream News media for claiming objectivity b. Complex syntax and subjective POV c. In depth analysis d. Embrace iconoclastic (def: characterized by attack on cherished beliefs or institutions. ) perspective 2. Khe Sanh- Herr a. Key topic/ words i. Vietnam war/ environment and soldiers/ marine b. Quotes: i. critique: news coverage reliance on “official” information sources to sanitize war 1. “Vietnam has spawned a jargon of such delicate locutions that it’s often impossible to know even remotely the thing being described.… All in country briefings, at whatever level, come to sound like a Naming-of-the-Parts, and the language is used as a cosmetic, but one that diminishes beauty. Since most of the journalism from the war is framed in that language or proceeds from the view of the war which those terms imply, it would be as impossible to know what Vietnam looks like from reading most newspaper stories as it would be to know about how it smells.” ii. critique: news coverage reliance on “official” information sources to glorify war 1. “And by then Khesanh was famous, one of the very few place-names in Vietnam that was recognized by the American public. Khesanh said
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“siege,” it said “encircled Marines, ” and “heroic defenders.” It could be understood by newspaper readers quickly, it breathed Glory and War and Honored Dead. It seemed to make sense. It was good stuff.… In the face of such a promise, the question of defeat could not even be considered, no more than the question of whether, after Tet, Khesanh might have become militarily unwise and even absurd. Once it was all locked in place, Khesanh became like the jar in Wallace Stevens’ poem. It took dominion everywhere. ” c. Significance: i. New Journalist narrative strategies for critiquing the Vietnam War 1. Metaphors a. “Anecdote of the Jar” poem by Wallace Stevens; jar that gets overgrown= the war “took dominion everywhere”; how the government turned Khe Sanh to man-made propaganda b. Soldiers getting blind-fired all over Vietnam ii. Another view of Vietnam that has never been expressed before, offering new understanding of the war for the public 1.
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