The last two Web/Wireless Wednesdays were a very new experience for me. Whereas the first WW was hectic and I easily lost track of time, I felt that the seecond WW was a bit more polished. I believe the wide difference between the two WW was because of familiarity or becoming more accustomed to how our class is run during a WW. I feel that the experience would become more streamlined and intuitive as the weeks go on further into the semester. For this WW in particular, we were able to address this learning goal:

  • Respond carefully, critically, and sensitively to language, and identify and properly employ relevant literary terms, such as imagery, allusion, voice, tone, metaphor, meter, diction, figurative language, form, meter, and rhyme.

We analyzed the poem for its literary/figurative language and were able to share our thoughts with other classmates in a forum-like setting and we were able to expand on our understanding of it.

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I would like to choose Honey Pie by Haruki Murakami (translated by Jay Rubin) for my short story (http://wis.cs.ucla.edu/~hxwang/newyorker/blog/files/honeypiemurakami.html)

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Hey guys!

I’m interested in sci-fi fantasy-esque short stories. Haruki Murakami is one of my favorite authors and his short stories usually have a surreal quality to them that I really enjoy. Ideally, I would be able to work on on of Murakami’s works for class, but the copyright may be an issue.

John Steinbeck is another author I really enjoy reading (but I’ve only read his novels so far). I hope to read Tortilla Flats to get a sense of his short stories and I may choose one from that anthology to focus on.

This semester I’m also taking a course that revolves around short stories, although the ones I’ve read so far by Margaret Atwood and Edna O’Brien didn’t really speak to me, I think it would an ideal course to better understand what I might want to work on for this class.

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