engl 112 - Portfolio Options - Fall 2018 (1) - ENGL 112 Fall 2018 Portfolio Options Please choose 10 of the following options for your Portfolio

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ENGL 112 Fall 2018 Portfolio Options Please choose 10 of the following options for your Portfolio. Select pieces that show off your writing skills and your ability to write well in a variety of different forms and styles. Originality in every respect will be rewarded! 1. Analyze ONE of the texts from the list below in the form of a well-written analytical essay. If you are not sure how to do a textual analysis, please read the following handout: Prose Texts you can choose: 1) Deepak Chopra, “Cinema for Peace”: 2) Yaroslav Barsukov, “On the Nature of Reality”: 3) Robert Lanza, “Does Death Exist?: 4) Tim Maudlin, “Why Physics Needs Philosophy” Poems you can choose: 1) Meena Alexander, "Muse" 2) Margaret Atwood, "In the Secular Night" 3) Bill Bisset, "They Cut Back Sew Much on th Backs uv th Poor" 4) Roo Borson, "Summer's Drug" 5) Afua Cooper, "Memories Have Tongue" 6) A.M. Klein, "Heirloom" 7) Joy Kogawa, "Offerings" 8) Li-Young Lee, "Persimmons" 9) Gwendolyn MacEwen, "Let Me Make This Perfectly Clear" 10) Michael Ondaatje, "Notes for the Legend of Salad Woman" 2. Please write a piece in any genre of your choice (e.g. story, poem, play, song, ad, essay) about ONE of the topics listed below. Please make your piece highly original , for example, by including a surprise effect. Seeing Blue One More Step I’d Rather Be Elsewhere On the First Day Flames The Silver Circle Why Me? Swimming Against the Stream
3. Read and/or listen to the speeches “I Have a Dream” * by Martin Luther King & “Yes We Can” by Barack Obama and compare them. Please focus in particular on the strategies the two orators use to bring their messages across. Then choose either option A or option B below or BOTH! Links to the Audio Versions of the two speeches: MLK: BO: Links to the Texts: MLK: BO: Option A: Please compare the two speeches in the form of a comparative textual analysis . Focus in particular on

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