ESSAY #2: DID YOU TURN IT IN?
Essay #2: You should have submitted
your essay electronically before our class
by emailing a copy saved in MS Word to
If you have questions about this, see me
at the end of class.
TERMS FOR EXAM 2
Exposition: a form of
explains, defines, and
The word is also applied to the
beginning portion of a plot in
which background information
about the characters and
situation is set forth.
Idiom: the language, dialect, or
style of speaking peculiar to a
people or the constructions or
expressions of one language
whose structure is not matched
in another language.
Idioms often possess a meaning
other than their grammatical or
logical ones and cannot be
directly translated into another
language. For example, if you
“rub someone the wrong
way,” it means you annoy or
bother a person.
represents the inner
thoughts of a
the internal or
emotional thoughts or
feelings of an
theft, which is the taking
or closely imitating of the
language and thoughts
of another author and
representing them as
one’s own—even if this
is done without
conscious thought. This
which is unwittingly
borrowing from your own
STONE BUTCH BLUES
At our last meeting, we discussed how specific
quotations from the text gave us insight into
Jess’s world, her perspective, and her
Today, we are going to find and analyze
quotations that will support a larger argument
that you might make in your next essay.
Each question we investigate today correlates
to a possible essay topic for essay #3. It will be
to your advantage to keep track of the evidence
you compile in your groups today.
Each team will have about two minutes to present an answer to
a question about Stone Butch Blues.
Teams must offer specific textual evidence. In other words, there
must be a quotation to which the team refers.
The team must be able to offer a brief explanation or analysis of
how the quotation supports or offers the answer to the question.
If any team begins an answer but cannot finish or finishes
unsatisfactorily, the next team can steal the quotation and
Quotations can only be used once in a round. It will behoove
you to have multiple options, particularly if your group will
I will be the final judge in all cases.
Reading: The prompt for Essay #3 (find it on the
website under “Essays”)
Post #18: Choose ONE:
Find and discuss a moment Jess resists the larger
social construct. How and why does ze do it? How
does it contribute to the person Jess ultimately
becomes? Do you have evidence?
Find and write about an instance when Jess is
forced to conform to the dominant social paradigm.
How does conforming (or trying to conform) change
hir? What is your evidence?
Terms Exam #2 at our next meeting