Students will read Equiano’s “From The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself,” Wordsworth’s “Ode on Intimations of Immortality” and “The World is Too Much With Us,” Keats’ “Bright Star” and “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” and read the textual notes posted in the Week #3 module (“Notes for Week #3”). The weekly assignments will include posting an initial post to the Week #3 discussion and responses to two classmate postings.
the student should be able to:
understand Equiano’s “From The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself”
understand Wordsworth’s “Ode on Intimations of Immortality” and “The World is Too Much With Us”
understand Keats’ “Bright Star” and “Ode on a Grecian Urn”
improve their ability to express their written ideas about what they read by responding to and interacting with topics in the weekly course discussion
The texts by Equiano, Wordsworth, and Keats are all very different in form as well as in focus, but they all address ideas and emotions related to change. Using at least one specific example from a work on the syllabus by each author, what kind of change do we see in their work and what do they suggest about change based on the discussion or portrayal of it? Can we learn anything from their writing that might help us to understand how to approach or cope with change today?
In addition, your initial post needs to be at least 350 words in length.The discussion instructions state that these responses are to be your own original responses to the readings and are not to use any outside sources.