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Reading Response Journal:

Write reflections on which literary criticism is the best approach to take with each assigned reading. Journal entries are one (full) page long, endorsed; typed; double-spaced with one-inch margins.The Reading Response Journal is specifically for the assigned readings in the class. Read all of the assigned readings and apply one or two literary criticism readings. Students should respond to what they have read through

a specific literary criticism/approach.

Entries are reactions to, questions about the assigned reading using one literary criticism/approach. This journal should reflect the essence of the assigned readings. Grades will not be affected by the nature of how students respond to the readings.

Journal entries are in proper MLA format (without a title); ONE FULL page; endorsed; typed; double-spaced; right and left margins one-inch; top margin 1/2 inch; and journal entries are based on the assigned readings.

Students should feel free to write anything as long as their responses are academic, respectful and in keeping with Standard American English, therefore, slang or expletives are never acceptable. Students may write with the first-person point of view is for this assignment. Absolutely do not summarize the story.


1) A Pair of Tickets – Amy Tan

2) The Necklace– Guy de Maupassant

3) A Rose for Emily – William Faulkner

4) A Cask of Amontillado – Edgar Allen Poe

5) The Character of George Washington – Thomas Jefferson

http://www.lamission.edu/~diazcov/3140(Link (Links to an external site.) to an external site.)

6) Battle of the Ants- from Chapter 12 of Walden, or Life in the Woods – Henry David Thoreau

http://www.lamission.edu/~diazcov/3141(Link (Links to an external site.) to an external site.)

7) The Prince, Chapter 18 Concerning the Way In Which Princes Should Keep Faith”Niccolo Machiavelli

http://www.lamission.edu/~diazcov/3144(Links (Links to an external site.)to an external site.)

8) City of the Dead –VDC http://www.lamission.edu/~diazcov/4628(Link (Links to an external site.) to an external site.)

9) Ode to a Nightingale – John Keats

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44479/ode-to-a-nightingale (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

10) The Highway Man– Alfred Noyes

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/171940(Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

11) The Charge of the Light Brigade – Lord Alfred Tennyson

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/174586 (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

12) To His Coy Mistress – Andrew Marvell https://www.poetryfoundation.org/search?query=To+His+Coy+Mistress (Links to an external site.)

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