Thursday, September 3, 2009
"The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien
Here, Followers (this cracks me up):
Read all of O'Brien's stories in 3X33. Then, excluding Scott and Kyle, who will lead discussion tomorrow, write 2 paragraphs of comments on "The Things They Carried." Use the story as a way to focus on one or two of the elements of fiction we've just read about Burroway. A refresher:
significant detail (Burroway, pages 26-31)
how authors write about emotion (31-32)
active voice (33-35)
prose rhythm (36-38)
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P.P.S. Emerson quote of the day: "How can I talk when my body feels like crying?"