ENG2211 Troy University Frederick Douglass Work Relation to Slave Experience Discussion .
Final Discussion Question #1
Which one of these two African American authors, Frederick Douglass, in Narrative of the Life, or Harriet Jacobs, in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, most clearly, most definitively, most movingly portrays the experience of a former slave? It is up to you to decide, so please defend your answer well.
Final Discussion Question #2
The poetry of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman has been described as being emotionally opposite to each other. Dickinson’s poetry seems at times colder and more critical; whereas Whitman’s poetry conversely seems warm and expansive. First of all, do you agree? If so, then, develop for me a case that one of them or both are representative of American literature. Make your case and defend it.
You can start by reading these to help you understand before answering the questions: Read Douglass, Narrative of the Life, Jacobs, Incidents in the Life
As with each week in this course, it is important to begin your work with good, working definitions of the key terms and concepts for each week. You may use Wikipedia as a starting place, as that source offers a great list of further references. Be sure to explore those additional references and resources provided on all Wikipedia pages until you find a definition that makes sense to you and puts the term or movement in context. You may also choose to include the terms and their definitions in your Paragraph Plan.
Above is a copy of paragraph plan that can be used to write these discussions please read it!