St Johns University College Writing

Understanding Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing

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College Writing Quarter 1 I Stand Here Ironing - Stream of conscienceness - Symbolism: iron - Tillie Olsen – feminist Which Is More than I Can Say for Some People - Lorrie Moore - Abby goes to Ireland to kiss the Blarney Stone and receive the gift of gab - Paradox: Abby is verbal (articulates in head) and nonverbal (with words/public speaking) - Abby takes drivers seat / Mom relies on others to help her up from stone - Abby and Bob did not get a toast at their wedding o Toast: right of passage, bigger meaning behind it - Abby parallels Emily A Good Man is Hard to Find - Flannery O’Connor: o Catholic writer who does not write about Catholics o Christian Realism o Writing for a “disbelieving age” o Stories set in the Protestant South o Character experiences a moment of grace o God’s grace is scary and changes us (that’s why we are unwilling to support it) o “for the hard of hearing, you shout” o Dialect and local color - Is there a single good person in the story? - Foreshadowing – “misfit’s gonna get you”
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