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WEEK 4 FORUM Modernism Assignment - Freshman Essays

WEEK 4 FORUM Modernism Assignment


For each part, focus on a different assigned reading from the course syllabus and quote passages to illustrate your observations.

PART I: Identify three symbols in the readings from this week and discuss what you think those symbols mean in the context of the story or poem in which they are found.

  • In Just

Spring when the world is mud luscious the little lame balloon man whistles far and wee and eddy and bill come running from marbles and piracies and it’s spring when the world is puddle­ wonderful the queer old balloon man whistles far and wee and betty and isbel come dancing from hop­scotch and jump rope and it’s spring and the goat ­footed balloon Man whistles far and wee

Citation: Cummings, E. E. and Virginia University of. Five Poems. Generic NL Freebook Publisher, 1996. EBSCOhost,

PART II: Based on the works we read this week from Hemingway and TS Eliot, what are your impressions of the “Modern Man”? Review the Week 4 lecture in Lessons before answering this question.

  • The Fight on the Hilltop
  • T. S. Eliot reads “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” Content Page for Resource #7 T. S. Eliot reads “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”

Citation: Kozlenko, William and Ernest Hemingway. Men at War: The Best War Stories of All Time. BentCorners, 2014. EBSCOhost,

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PART III: Share a web-based resource that you located that gave you more information about one of our readings this week, about Modernism, about WWI or about a specific author we covered. It could be a video or a website with text. Explain how the source contributed to your understanding of one of the assigned readings. Is it the kind of source you could use in a literary essay, or is it better for ‘preliminary research’ and overall understanding, but not appropriate for academic use? Why?


INITIAL POST must meet the 200-word minimum requirement. For each part, include quotes from the assigned readings with MLA in-page and bibliographical citations. Balance answers: give each part equal attention.