The Vein of Whitmans Theme of Isolation and Self Part I: Emily Dickinson touches upon concepts of self and intellect in these two poems. How does she identify herself? For that matter, how do you identify
yourself? Tell us something memorable about yourself that makes you special, unique.
Part II: In the vein of Whitman’s theme of isolation and self, can you identify with anything Whitman is communicating? How is isolation and/or the need to
connect to others important in your life? Tell us about the connections that mean the most to you in your life.
Part III: Authors use a variety of techniques to tell a story and convey a message. Twain clearly demonstrates good storytelling by injecting wit and humor.
Examine how Twain amuses us (and himself) with his uncanny hilarity and absurdity. This is where the twain shall meet. It’s your turn to share a humorous
the anecdote that has happened to you in your personal or professional life.
The Vein of Whitmans Theme of Isolation and Self
Please respond to all three parts. Initial responses should approximate or exceed 300 words. It’s important that you make your initial post no later than Thursday of each week to give you and your classmates time to read and respond to each other’s posts. Posting earlier in the week is preferable. You should also respond in a meaningful way to at least two of your classmates by the end of the week with posts of 100-150 words each. Strive to post over at least two separate days in each week’s forum. Our goal is to read the literature and then respond to it as a class in each evolving, week-long forum. Write with
careful attention to proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.