1. Discussed "On Being Asked for A War Poem." In particular, we considered the questions - can writers influence or change history? Can history influence or change writers?
2. Went to the computer lab to work on the portfolios. Remember you should have two major pieces posted by the end of October, as well as any extras you may wish to include for the first portfolio check. Your intro and photo should be in the upper right, your sources cited (as necessary) should be in a text box on the sidebar, and you should be using labels to organize your pieces. Also, everyone should be using English as their blog language - you can switch to English on your sign-in page in the upper right corner.
HW: Read "A Painful Case" and "The Dead." Write five questions for our final discussion on Irish literature/culture/history, three of which should relate to "The Dead."
Next Wednesday - short stories are due, in-class essay will take place