Author Archives: Scott Katzman

Learning Unit 13

The poem “The New Review” by Bertha W. Howe is contextually important for two different reasons. The first reason is that it is the first poem featured in the magazine, and the second being that the title of the poem … Continue reading

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Learning Unit 12

1. White Fang is a unique text because, in all my history as an English student, it is the first text I have studied that features an animal as the protagonist. The book is unique because it explores human nature from … Continue reading

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Learning Unit 11

1. The key difference one notices about the images of the “New Woman” compared to the depictions of women in most of the works we’ve read is that they are actually outside. Many of the works we read focus on … Continue reading

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Learning Unit 10

Part I: This quote relates to Daisy Miller in that the titular character, an American, tries to forge a new identity in Europe. She rejects her “Americaness” to embrace a European way of life. This can be seen as a sort … Continue reading

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Learning Unit 9

1. Mobility equals survivor. They have to keep moving before it gets too cold. To be unable to move is to be trapped and to die. 2. The family is a unit in which everyone depends on the other to … Continue reading

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Learning Unit 7

My paper will be about how Civil War era poetry illustrates the conflict between the North and South in terms of culture and ideology. I will be focusing on the poems “Manassas”, “Another Yankee Doodle” and possibly another poem. I … Continue reading

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Learning Unit 6

Part A: In A Hazard of New Fortunes, William Dean Howells spent a substantial portion of the novel discussing March’s difficulty in finding a place in New York. I believe his reason for including this is that it gives the … Continue reading

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Learning Unit 4

In both Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Life in the Iron Mills, the narrators often seem to talk to the readers as they narrate. They often comment on what they’re describing and talk to the reader about what they’re describing as if … Continue reading

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What does it mean to live during times of war? Draft

For writers living during the Civil War, their work was often directly inspired by the war itself. Such work often showed how the war affected the writers themselves, and how they were or weren’t able to cope with it. What … Continue reading

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Learning Unit 2

Image: Soldiers at rest after drill, Petersburg, Va. 1. In the photograph, a large group of soldiers are sitting in the grass. Some are playing cards or just laying down, while others are reading a newspaper or letters from home. … Continue reading

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