PROJECT 1: READING BLOG. English 201 Introduction to Literature Prof. Everson. Project Assignment: Blog.
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PROJECT 1: READING BLOG
English 201 Introduction to Literature
For this you will create a personal blog –at www.blogger.com. This Project will continue through the semester as you respond to each of the course Readings. You will be provided with guiding questions or outlines to help you compose well developed responses. You will also be asked to read and comment on classmates’ Blog entries as well. Finally, you will present one of your Blogs to the class to complete the Blog Project.
You have gathered information about Aesop, his text, and the audience as part of your critical reading of the fable “The Ant and the Grasshopper.” You will now discuss the story in terms of rhetoric, which means the relationship between the author, text and audience. You will explain the significance of what you have learned through your critical reading and how it informs your reading of a modern version.
1. In your blog entry, first provide specific information about Aesop, his text, and the audience. What has changed and how has this changed your understanding of the story? Give the reference for your sources (provide the URL or link).
2. Explain how this critical reading has changed your understanding of the story compared to when we first read it in class.
3. Discuss how a critical understanding of Aesop’s story shapes how you respond to Grosshan’s modern version of “Ant & Grasshopper.” Which version is better? Which better reflects today’s values? Why?