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Literature   and   Life

LITERATURE IS LIFE AND
	     LIFE IS LITERATURE. 


Because this is such a 
meaningful statement, 
I felt a good assignment
for my English 10 classes 
would be to show how
an important event in the 
life of an author influences
their writing.  Since we had 
already read stories by 
O. Henry, W.W. Jacobs, 
Shirley Jackson, Cynthia 
Voight, Joan Aikens; poems
by Dorothy Parker and
Robert Frost; a play by
Susan Glaspell, we 
started with these authors.

The first step was to find 
at least three good
sources for background
 information.  Then
each student needed to 
find at least one other
story, poem, or play 
by the same author.  

The second step was 
a bit harder: identify how  	
something important that 
had happened in the author's 
life influenced their writing.

The third step was to write 
the paper using citations 
and a work cited page.

The students who had
all selected a particular 
author then worked
in a group to develop 
a web page that would
contain at least a 
biography of the author, 
a timeline of the author's 
life, and links to each
student report.

I have listed the links
 to each of the websites.  
Take a few minutes 
to read a few.   

Briliant Links to English 10

Robert Frost
Our web page is about Robert's life and events that happen throughout his life, the deaths of his family members, and his life on the farm.
Robert Frost
None written
Robert Frost
Background, title, image, timeline, hit counter
Robert Frost
Our website is about different things that affected Frost's writings. Susan Glaspell was about a famous writer and used a lot of symbolism to support her writings.
Dorothy Parker
The death of her mother, stepmother and brother
O.Henry
The timeline, section on death,wife, when he was in jail.
William Sydney Porter (O. Henry)
This is about O'Henry. On our webpage we'll have a picture of O'Henry and a timeline and little bit about who O'Henry was and what O'Henry did.
O. Henry
None written
O. Henry
We will have multiple images of O.Henry and his family. A timeline of O.Henry's life. We will have a bunch of text explaining how the life of O.Henry affected his writing.
O. Henry
We are talking about wivesdeath, attitude towards wife, life in New York, life on ranch, travels, child, and wife.
Shirley Jackson
Our website is on Shirley Jackson's life. How the role of her children in life affected her writing. What impact her childhood had on her writings. Also how she loved to use fear in her stories.
Shirley Jackson
This website contains information about Shirley Jackson's personal life and her success of her writings. It shows how her life relates to her writing.
Shirley Jackson
Shirley's life and death. Tells about her best known novels and how her life affects her writing.
Shirley Jackson
Stories, timeline & more.
Shirley Jackson
The website consists of a timeline and our reports. We wrote about her two-sided life, her being a psycho, and how it related to her writing.
Shirley Jackson
I have here a picture, a timetable, list of lilnks, my paper about Shirley Jackson and a counter.
W.W. Jacobs
We will have a timeline, and links. We will also have a picture of W.W. Jacobs.
Author Techniques
Our webpage discusses in detail the three author techniques: symbolism, irony, and foreshadowing. Each section defines the technique and gives some examples of literature containing the technique.
Irony
This webpage talks about irony and how it is used in stories to make them more interesting to read.
Joan Aiken
A timeline from 1924-1972 of major events. Two pictures of things that describe Joan and her writing. A bibliography of sources.
Robert Frost
We have background information on Frost's life. The timeline has the dates we think are most important dates that inspired Robert's writing.
Cynthia Voigt
My web page is a biography of Cynthia Voigt. I also compare her writings with her real life experiences.
Cynthia Voigt
Susan Glaspell
A report connecting Susan Glaspell's life and literature
Robert Frost
A report connecting Robert Frost's life and poetry
Susan Glaspell
A report connecting Susan Glaspell's life and writing
W.W.Jacobs
A report connecting W.W. Jacobs' writing with his life
Robert Frost
A report connecting Robert Frost's life and writing
O.Henry
A report which connects the life and writings of O.Henry
O. Henry
A report that connects the life and writings of O. Henry
O. Henry
A report that connects the life and writings of O. Henry
O. Henry
A report that connects the life and writing of O. Henry
Robert Frost
Explains the many choices and how those choices affected Robert Frost's life. It explains how much of his poetry has to do with everyday life and how his personal aspects affected his poetry.
Canaries
Symbolism of the canary from "Trifles"
W.W. Jacobs
A report connecting the life and writing of W.W. Jacobs
Dorothy Parker
A report connecting the life of Dorothy Parker with her writing.
Dorothy Parker
A report connecting the life of Dorothy Parker with her writing.


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