ENG 102 Glendale Community College Power and Community in Afterland Paper Overview The following exercises are meant to help you think through your ideas
ENG 102 Glendale Community College Power and Community in Afterland Paper Overview
The following exercises are meant to help you think through your ideas so far about both Turner’s collection, Here, Bullet, and Der Vang’s Afterland. Once you finish the exercises, you can begin drafting your essay, which we will work on together next week in preparation for the final submission on April 26th.
Use MLA format for your submission (Times New Roman, 12pt font, 1″ margins, double-spaced)
Answer each section as thoroughly as you can
Provide in-text citations where you think it is necessary
Address at least ONE of the essay questions listed in the Writing Project prompt OR provide your own project question
~300-500 words minimum
Provide a descriptive 1-2 paragraphs discussing the 4 poems that you want to focus on for your essay and which question you hope to address in your writing project. Your paragraph should clearly state why you want to address the question and how you feel the 4 poems you chose are best suited to your writing project.
If needed, review the Writing Project: Displacement & Power in a Time of War prompt
Provide a strong, argumentative thesis statement that seeks to address the question you chose for your writing project. Do this in bold font.
If you are writing your own question for the writing project, you must provide the question as well.
If you need a brief review on Thesis Statements, revisit our tutorial: Thesis Statements: Focus on Reasoning & Structure
Consider who your audience might be for this writing project. In critical argumentative writing, the instructor is NEVER the audience. While I am usually the one who will read your writing the most consistently, I am not the audience you should be writing for. Instead, you want to consider the following questions when you are creating your writing project:
Who are your readers?
What do they believe?
What common ground do you share together?
What do you want your readers to believe?
What do they need to know?
Why should they care?
For section 3, give a short paragraph addressing you who you think your audience might be for this project.
Pick at least 3 questions from ONE of the following lists and discuss them in a short paragraph, include 1-2 lines from either Turner or Der Vang’s poems to help illustrate your ideas.
If you chose Question 1 on Displacement, then answer at least 3 questions from the following list:
In what ways is Turner discussing displacement? What kind of displacement?
In what ways is Der Vang discussing displacement? What kind of displacement?
How do you think Turner sees displacement as an internal conflict?
How does Der Vang’s idea of displacement differ from Turner’s?
Does Der Vang argue for an external displacement, an internal displacement, or both? How?
In what way does identity cease to develop because of displacement?
How do the roles of soldier, refugee, victim/survivor shift when it comes to displacement?
How does displacement impact: Gender? Class? Race?
If you chose Question 2 on Power and Community, then answer at least 3 questions from the following list:
What types of power exist in Turner’s poems?
What types of power exist in Der Vang’s poems?
How do [you] think Turner defines community?
What are the obstacles to community for Turner? Why?
How does Der Vang’s idea of community differ from Turner’s?
What obstacles does Der Vang see as a deterrent to Community?
In what way do soldiers and refugees seek community and power similarly? Differently?
In what way do social powers like race, class, and gender play into the ability to create community? To distance from community?