ENGLISH 1A – CLASS PROMPTS FOR THURSDAY 10/14/21

(5-5:10pm:) How was your day?  Anything in in the day itself that taught you something about you, how you see your life and day and what occurs in both? (5:10-5:35pm:) What are some of your initial observations on David Sedaris?  Feel free to expand from what you texted me, if you did.  Is he happy,…

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Everything around you has value, everything around you instructs.  Yes, you have to choose to see it that way, but it’s for years been something I’ve believed. Where are you right now, what are you doing?  What is your Now teaching you?  It’s easy to dismiss this idea, but that’s a choice. Try looking further…

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Write something.  Anything, below.  A story, a note to yourself, a thought… think of engaging readers, keeping them on the page.  Not selling, but genuine and heartfelt, TRUE, engagement.  This could take any form… enjoy your writing, enjoy the fact that you will attract readers, new friends, build community.  Not “followers”, but REAL interactions and…

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Samantha Irby approaches several ideas and realities in her essays. I would argue that there are two or maybe three topics which dominate her attitude and narrative. In your opinion, what are those topics, and in what THREE essays do you see them most? Please cite examples, and explain them. Thanks….. -pm

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Self-perception and estimation… How you see yourself… How does Irby tackle this topic?  What does she suggest to readers in terms of viewing one’s self, and reaching a consistency of true happiness?

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We all have things we want, and ways we wish out story to progress.  What do you do when things don’t occur they way you envisioned?  We’re human, so frustration, sadness, even anger is natural.  But you have to move past it eventually if you’re to reach what you seek.   How do you move…

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Happiness and being happy isn’t a product of or extension from perfection, I realize.  Not even sure balance has much to do with it.  More so, I see it as the dimension of self-peace… knowing your Beat, enjoying the character you are, and the story. Thoughts? (8/20/21)