Prompt In “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place,” what is the point of view? Discuss the appropriateness of this point of view. What makes the point of view and the style of this story distinctive? What repetitions of words or phrases seem particularly effective? How does Hemingway employ a simple and ordinary vocabulary to discuss difficult truths? Submission Guidelines In this module, you will be required to start a discussion. Your contributions should be thoughtful, concise, and address the prompt fully.
You can answer one or more than one of the above questions. Writing should be done in MLA style, following all of the guidelines put forth in the “Guidelines to Writing about Literature” supplement to this class.
You will need to quote from the story in order to provide evidence for the ideas that you have. You will need to quote from the story in order to provide evidence for the ideas that you have. A good response will range from 150-250 words, will answer at least one question in the prompt, and will incorporate properly cited quoted, paraphrased, or summarized evidence from the stories.
You will not be able to see your classmates’ posts until you respond to your instructor’s original question prompt. Once you have posted, you will see others’ posts and will be able to respond.
Your responses should be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CST on Friday each week.
Quality of response, including meeting the required length
No initial posting.
Response is not on topic, the message is unrelated to the assignment, or post demonstrates poor preparation and lacks substance.
Response does not adequately address the question posed in the forum either by length or substance.
Response answers question but does so in a summary or surface manner. It also meets the length requirement.
Response demonstrates insightful reflection and satisfies all requirements.
Use of textual evidence
No reference to any course reading.
Makes reference to assigned readings but makes no attempt to cite the source.
Quotes, paraphrases, or summarizes from the text, but citations or punctuation do not conform to an acceptable citation format.
Properly cites and incorporates (i.e., using MLA) textual evidence.
Perfectly synthesizes evidence using a variety of paraphrase, summary, and quotation in proper format.
Language and grammar, including using vocabulary from the text
No response for which to evaluate language and grammar.
Poorly written response including frequent spelling, structure, grammatical errors, or the use of slang. It does not use vocabulary from text.
Communicates in a collegial manner with some spelling, grammatical, or structural errors. It does not demonstrate an understanding of vocabulary from text.
Contributes information with minor spelling, grammatical, or structural errors. Makes use of vocabulary from the text.
No spelling, structure, or grammatical errors in response. Contributes to discussion with clear, concise comments in an organized manner with learned vocabulary.