Lesson 10 Culminating Assignment Short Stories and Poems

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The written answer should be at least five paragraphs.

  • Intro where you discuss the theme of the poem and tie it to a protagonist.
  • Three pronged thesis statement would discuss the link and the three reasons why you choose this protagonist.
  • Three paragraphs dealing with evidence from the short story of how the theme of the poem is connected to the protagonist.
  • Concluding paragraph that sums up the major theme of the poem/protagonist’s experience
  • Min 1000 words

Lesson 10 Culminating Assignment Short Stories and Poems Read the following poem and then choose one character from the short stories you have read, who could have written this poem. Give three pieces of evidence from the short story. Show your understanding of the both the poem and the character you have chosen. Focus on protagonists. The written answer should be at least five paragraphs. • Intro where you discuss the theme of the poem and tie it to a protagonist. • Three pronged thesis statement would discuss the link and the three reasons why you choose this protagonist. • Three paragraphs dealing with evidence from the short story of how the theme of the poem is connected to the protagonist. • Concluding paragraph that sums up the major theme of the poem/protagonist’s experience Choose from: Glass Roses Harrison Bergeron The Painted Door Miss Brill The Walk to Remember The Shining Houses Expect Nothing Alice Walker Expect nothing. Live frugally On surprise. become a stranger To need of pity Or, if compassion be freely Given out Take only enough Stop short of urge to plead Then purge away the need. Wish for nothing larger Than your own small heart Or greater than a star; Tame wild disappointment With caress unmoved and cold Make of it a parka For your soul. Discover the reason why So tiny human midget Exists at all So scared unwise But expect nothing. Live frugally On surprise.

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The theme of the poem “Expect Nothing” by Alice Walker that stands out most is a
welcoming surprise. Alice encourages the reader to avoid being discouraged and encourages
them to embrace surprise. Avoiding disappointments, in this case, means that one ought to focus
on taking negativity and converting it into constructive criticism or just brushing it off as
opposed to letting it bring one down. The idea of welcoming and embracing surprise, in this
case, can be tied to embracing surprise as it comes out in the Alice Munro’s short story “The
Shining Houses.” Mrs. Fullerton’s is said to stand out as different and old compared to the rest of
those on her street and neighborhood. The younger generation of people living there wants her
moved from that area as they view her house as lacking aesthetic value which means that theirs
might lose value because of hers. Even though Mary is one of the younger people living in the
neighborhood, she does not care but instead stands up for Mrs. Fullerton. Mrs. Fullerton
surprisingly receives support from one of the younger people as opposed to the many who are
against her stay in this ...

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