Iscuss what happens to Mathilde in a?The Diamond Necklacea?.

Choose one of the following topics and write an extended (500-word, multi-paragraph) essay that expands on the chosen topic. Please use all of the steps in the writing process (pre-writing, proof-reading, revising and editing, etc.). IN THE CONCLUSION OF YOUR ESSAY, DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL PREFERENCES IN LISTENING TO OR WATCHING FICTION AND DRAMA.


Your grade on this lesson is one sixth (1/6) of your grade for this course. If your grade on this lesson is Dor F”, you must repeat it until you earn at least a C”.

A. What is life like in Ireland for a?Evelinea? and the boy in a?Arabya?? Think about their class/social position. Think about how the people around them treat them. Think about their frustrations and their dreams and possible futures.

B. Discuss what happens to Mathilde in a?The Diamond Necklacea?. Why did it happen? How could it have been different? What would you have done in this situation?

C. Explicate (explain) a?Harlema? (a.k.a. a?A Dream Deferreda? by Langston Hughes. What is the main idea (theme) of the poem? Identify and discuss each of the 5 similes.

D. The writer in you a Discuss your attitude toward writers and the writing and/or what you have learned about the writing process from this study guide. Do you like to write? If so, do you prefer poetry, stories, non-fiction? Who is your favorite writer, and why?