ESSAY #2: DID YOU TURN IT IN?Essay #2: You should have submittedyour essay electronically before ourclass by emailing a copy saved in MSWord to email@example.comIf you have questions about this, seeme at the end of class.
TERMS FOR EXAM 2Exposition: a form ofdiscourse that explains,defines, and interprets.The word is also applied to thebeginning portion of a plot inwhich background informationabout the characters andsituation is set forth.Idiom: the language, dialect, orstyle of speaking peculiar to apeople or the constructions orexpressions of one languagewhose structure is not matchedin another language.Idioms often possess a meaningother than their grammatical orlogical ones and cannot bedirectly translated into anotherlanguage. For example, if you“rub someone the wrongway,” it means you annoy orbother a person.
TERMS REVIEWInterior monologue:represents the innerthoughts of acharacter, recordingthe internal oremotional thoughts orfeelings of anindividual.Plagiarism: literarytheft, which is the takingor closely imitating of thelanguage and thoughtsof another author andrepresenting them asone’s own—even if thisis done withoutconscious thought. Thisincludes self-plagiarism,which is unwittinglyborrowing from your ownwork.
STONE BUTCH BLUES At our last meeting, we discussed howspecific quotations from the text gave usinsight into Jess’s world, herperspective, and her development. Today, we are going to find and analyzequotations that will support a largerargument that you might make in yournext essay.
Each team will have two minutes to present an answer to aquestion about Stone Butch Blues. Teams must offer specific textual evidence. In other words, theremust be a quotation to which the team refers. The team must be able to offer a brief explanation or analysis ofhow the quotation supports or offers the answer to the question. If any team begins an answer but cannot finish or finishesunsatisfactorily, the next team can steal the quotation andprovide analysis. Quotations can only be used once in a round. It will behooveyou to have multiple options, particularly if your group willpresent last. I will be the final judge in all cases.
HOMEWORKReading: The prompt for Essay #3 (find it on thewebsite under “Essays”)Post #18: Choose ONE:Find and discuss a moment Jess resists the largersocial construct. How and why does ze do it? Howdoes it contribute to the person Jess ultimatelybecomes? Do you have evidence?ORFind and write about an instance when Jess isforced to conform to the dominant social paradigm.How does conforming (or trying to conform) changehir? What is your evidence?Terms Exam #2 at our next meeting