Before reading the assignments for Week Four, please answer the following:
a) What does it mean to experience a major shift in human nature? Can you name a shift in human nature that you have experienced personally? (The pandemic is certainly an option to write about, but it’s okay to choose something else — something that would make people, as a whole, feel and think differently.)
b) After reading the materials on Modernism in the Week Four folder, describe the term Modernism in one sentence, using your own words. Part II: Read the following poems: “The Captured Goddess,” “September, 1918,” and “The Blue Scarf” by Amy Lowell (the last one is a link)
“Mending Wall” by Robert Frost
“Fog” by Carl Sandburg
“The Snow Man,” “Anecdote of the Jar,” and “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” by Wallace Stevens
“The Red Wheelbarrow” and “This is Just to Say” by William Carlos Williams
“Poetry” by Marianne Moore
“next to of course god america i” by e.e. cummings
“The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” “I, Too,” and “Theme for English B” by Langston Hughes
“Incident” by Countee Cullen
“If I Told Him, A Completed Portrait of Picasso” and “Sacred Emily” by Gertrude Stein (The Gertrude Stein poems are links.)
a) Describe how at least 2 to 3 poems above reflect characteristics of Modernism, which I have defined for you in my videos and which you can read about in the supplemental materials.
Read “How it Feels to Be Colored Me” by Zora Neale Hurston and answer the following:
a) How do you suppose Hurston’s essay was received in 1928? This was a time when Black pride was blossoming through the Harlem Renaissance. The “New Negro” was being born in New York City – one who was artistic and intellctual. This was a time when Blacks were redefining themselves.
Part I: Before reading the assignments for Week Four, please answer the followin