For our previous discussion, you read "The Things They Carried" but did no writing. We didn't have a very long conversation, and I think that story merits a little more thought. I've also asked you to read the next two brief stories in the collection. It will only be juniors in class on Tuesday, and I think we can cover all of this during that time. Please do the following in preparation for class:
1. Identify your favorite passage from "The Things They Carried" and say why. You don’t need to type it out, word-for-word. Just give a line or two from it and the page number (we all are working from the same books). Why do you like this passage? If it’s the language, write about word choice and syntax. If it’s something else, write about that in equal detail. Do this in a comment to this post.
2. Read the next two stories in The Things They Carried: "Love" and "Spin." Then, tell me a story that you've mostly made up that'll give me a "quick truth-goose." Write that story in a second comment to this post.