Alice Walker

Prepare a 2 mins or less speech about cultural identity using what you’ve learned from the short story “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker.

Cultural Identity Prepare a 2 mins or less speech about cultural identity using what you’ve learned from the short story “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker. Your assignment should include the following elements: A clear understanding of cultural identity Information that is logical, easy to follow, and on topic Two credible sources that back up your […]

Define and explain what narratives are and why they are written–how they can be powerful and effective means of accomplishing a purpose, to exhibit or express concepts or ideas, and of engaging an audience, particularly in ways that other types of texts cannot.

In Spite of It All: A Reading of Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use” Using some of the narratives we have discussed as examples, define and explain what narratives are and why they are written–how they can be powerful and effective means of accomplishing a purpose, to exhibit or express concepts or ideas, and of engaging an […]

Choose six of the poems and in an essay share your own thoughts and together explore the theme of the poem.

The color purple 1. Choose six of the poems below. You can find the poems after an overview of Alice Walker and her life and work. 2. Interview six people—students, co-workers, family, friends—and tell each a little about Alice Walker—who she is, what she wrote, why she is famous, and what she is famous for. […]

Create an argument for how the novel, The Color Purple by Alice Walker, and the poem, ;If We Must Die by Claude McKay, demonstrate resistance to boundaries.

This assignment will require research and focused analysis on Alice Walker’s The Color Purple. This novel has received a great deal of attention, both praising it and denigrating it. Both academic responses and popular responses have highlighted the concerns of the text. Your task for this assignment is to pair the novel with a short […]

Do you think those traits that appear to be her shortcomings are actually both common and necessary for someone to progress in life?

We usually admire a person who rises out of poverty to get an education and better their circumstances, but in this story, the reader does not generally identify with Dee or sympathize with her. (everyday use by Alice walker) Why not? Do you see Dee as totally likable? Do you think those traits that appear […]

What is the theme, setting, and plot in “A Party Down at the Square” by Ralph Ellison? What is the conflict, moment of crisis, and peripety in Ralph Ellison’s “A Party Down at the Square”?

Ellison A Party at the Square Discussion Questions What is the meaning of this quote? How does it apply to society today? “Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in the face of certain defeat.” What is the theme, setting, and plot in “A Party Down at […]

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