Load Paths and
Tributary Area Examples
T. Bartlett Quimby, 2007
A Beginners Guide to Structural
Alaska State Fairgrounds
Farm Exhibits Building
Long Span Roof Truss Girders
Awning Roof with
CE#40 Structural Analysis STAAD Mini Project
Due September 30, 2015 @ 5:00PM
Using the lego model from HW1, you will perform a basic structural analysis of this system.
Usage: Office building (interior loading is 40 psf) Consider this load sprea
Do you agree with Swinburnes comment that there can be no verse, when there is no
modulation [of the meter]? Why or why not?
Find a line of poetry from this weeks reading that illustrates what Fussell means when he
says, the po
Poetry Homework 2
Scan Brownings My Last Duchess in The Norton Anthology. Mark stressed and
unstressed syllables, metrical feet, caesuras, and enjambments.
What is the effect of the meter in Brownings My Last Duchess? In other words, is the
The day you kissed mekissed me the first time, I meanwas a one. I loved you
very little, I liked you even less, and I actually spent the better part of that evening and
the next day trying to convince myself that I hated you, letting t
I am a paper hoarder. As a general life rule, I am a minimalist and hate clutter, but
with all written documentsletters, certificates, cards, listsI am physically incapable
of throwing things away. I usually chalk that up to my love for wordsfor their qui
September 4, 2013
The Visitor Response
In The Visitor, Michael Cox does a wonderful job of making his readers feel as though
they are a part of the story that hes recounting. Not only does he use incredibly vivid
descriptions of things
If you didnt know him, you would probably hate him, and how I ever got to know him
will forever be a mystery. I guess that on the most basic level, I know that we met because of that
much-celebrated social event known as the Greek mixer, which for my intr
September 19, 2013
Physical Evidence Reponse
Kelly Carlisles essay Physical Evidence is especially noteworthy for the way in which
it treats a very sensitive topic in a very honest and almost objective way. On one hand, however,
it would be di
He was once a blonde haired, blued eyed, rosy-cheeked boy who charmed adults with his
sweetness and naivet, traits less genuine than they were practiced. Growing up as the baby with
two older sisters who blamed him for everything, he had turned feigning i
September 24, 2013
The thing that impressed me most about Lee Martins essay Sorry is the
restraint that he uses in dealing with his fathers mangled hands and the abusive
relationship that resulted in part because of his fathers
November 5, 2013
In the Crosshairs
For all of the intrigue that the subject of this piece provides, I actually didnt find
it particularly well written. Perhaps thats unfair. At the very least, I thought it lacked the
creative aspects of creati
September 26, 2013
Interstellar is perhaps my favourite of the readings that we have done so far this
semester. Ive never read anything by Rebecca McClanahan before, but I absolutely
adore her voice. It is unique and very
September 10, 2013
I appreciated Return to Sender so much for the way it articulated that writing is as
much a therapeutic process for the writer as it is entertainment for the reader. Mr. Doty talks
about not wanting to be address certain tou
September 17, 2013
Portrait of My Body Response
The most striking thing about Portrait of My Body is the narrators brutal
honesty throughout the piece. He analyzes his own body and habits down to the most
insignificant detailsthings that obser
September 12, 2013
Every morning, no matter how late he had been up, my father rose at 5:30, went
to his study, wrote for a couple of hours, made us all breakfast, read the paper with my
mother, and then went back to work for the rest of the m
The Ballad of a Don Juan
He was exactly what youd think,
your typical Don Juan.
The enigmatic, handsome sort
with a physique of brawn.
To him, women were purely sport.
He toyed with hearts for play.
As quickly as they bought his charm,
He calmly walked aw
Against the backdrop of a steady rain,
a crumpled body on a bed is filled
with nothing but a nameless sort of pain,
unable to move even if it willed.
Amid this sea of white and wrinkled sheets,
hands clutching at the absence of it all,
the sob that claws
Although your hand rests on her hip,
your eyes are locked on mine
in a room thats thick with people
and the words we left unsaid.
The others, they are nothing,
fading to phantoms
as the words are turned to substance.
We could have worked, th
Johnny says hed made a friend that day
while on his morning walk to get to school
and he would like to go outside and play.
He comes back hours later with a toy-its from another time and shows its wear.
He tells his mot
A Woman Scorned
But while were on the subject of my heart,
I guess I gave it up without a fight.
You fracture it a bit more with each smile
the kind you let me borrow but not keep.
So I would like it back now, if you please,
before the damage runs too dee
Reading Discussion Questions: Week 1
1. Writing in metrics allows the rhythm of a piece to lend another dimension of
meaning and emotion that cant be conveyed simply through words.
2. Syllabic meteronly measures the number o
The Walk-In Clinic
A sixty year old woman sits beside
a twenty-something man, who hasnt shaved.
Hes wearing faded jeans and grass stained shoes,
and slouches in his chair to make it clear
that anywhere is preferable to here.
She absentmindedly traces desi
The Little Mermaid
It was a crisp October day when I
discovered her there alone by the shore,
and I knew nothing else could ever be
as beautiful or miserable as she.
Unmoving, she sat on the dappled rock,
her body of bronze bent dejectedly
while the sea o