ELO - Modernism

Due Sunday, 4.30.17 @ 11:59 PM

*Receive up to 5 Points Earned Credit on your Modernism Unit Test!

(2) ELO Choices - "The Road Not Taken" (Poem), or "A Rose for Emily" (Short Story)

Choose (1) ELO - Write only (1) Main Point Paragraph for each assignment!

Rubric for Both ELOs - Write Main Point Paragraph #1, ONLY!

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So...One More Time - You Will Only Write (1) Paragraph for These Assignments (Write Your 1st Main Point Paragraph) - Choose Only (1) Text

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Choice #1 - Create a Discussion Post

Using Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken," create a Discussion Post, which will read as a MAIN POINT #1 PERSUASIVE ESSAY PARAGRAPH (ONLY), and include the following:


  • Write (1) main point paragraph
  • Include 3+ partial quotes - use (3) different sets / lines / topics of quotes - all from different lines of Frost's poem
  • Write a deep, thoughtful analysis of the metaphors and symbolism (only) used in this poem, using the "1-2-3 Rule" with partial quotes: Context - Evidence - Analysis
  • Avoid "I think," "me," "you," etc.
  • Use "The 1-2-3 Rule"
  • Use MLA Format
  • Use FORMAL WRITING ONLY
  • Use "literary present tense"
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Choice #2 - "A Rose for Emily," by William Faulkner - Mini Persuasive Essay

Write a mini (MP#1 PARAGRAPH, ONLY!) persuasive essay analyzing Faulkner's story - it is a complex, but compelling, one!


For this essay, you will analyze Faulkner's discussion of social class issues, and will use 5+ partial quotes from his text, WRITING ONLY YOUR FIRST MAIN POINT PARAGRAPH, using:


  • Write (1) MAIN POINT PARAGRAPH ONLY
  • The "1-2-3 Rule" with partial quotes - "Context - Evidence - Analysis" - see our News Items
  • 5+ partial quotes from the text, in this one MAIN POINT PARAGRAPH
  • Use MLA Format - see our Smore under News Items
  • Use FORMAL WRITING ONLY - avoid pronouns such as "I, me, my, you, we, etc.," and avoid all slang / colloquialisms
  • Use "literary present tense" - see our Smore under News Items
Faulkner's Fictionalized Yoknapatawpha County & Map

This site explains the "history" of Yoknapatawpha County, Faulkner's fictional county used in several of his texts. Fans of USA Network's new series, "Colony," might recognize this as the name of the restaurant owned by the protagonists - "The Yonk."

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