Conrad’s famous novella is based on a real journey the author took up the Congo in 1890, during King Leopold II of Belgium’s horrific rule. It is a fantastic, imaginative journey to find a man named Kurtz who has lost his mind in the African jungle. It is a journey into inner space; a metaphorical investigation into the turbid waters of the human soul. It is a political journey into the dark heart of European colonialism. It is a nightmare journey, into horror. It is a journey to nowhere, set on a boat lying motionless and at anchor on the river Thames, which also “has been one of the dark places on the earth”.
This handout is about determining when to use first person pronouns (“I”, “we,” “me,” “us,” “my,” and “our”) and personal experience in academic writing. “First person” and “personal experience” might sound like two ways of saying the same thing, but first person and personal experience can work in very different ways in your writing. You might choose to use “I” but not make any reference to your individual experiences in a particular paper. Or you might include a brief description of an experience that could help illustrate a point you’re making without ever using the word “I.” So whether or not you should use first person and personal experience are really two separate questions, both of which this handout addresses. It also offers some alternatives if you decide that either “I” or personal experience isn’t appropriate for your project. If you’ve decided that you do want to use one of them, this handout offers some ideas about how to do so effectively, because in many cases using one or the other might strengthen your writing.
Techniques and ideas for teaching students to annotate.
Interview with China Achebe
The Forgotten Man Behind William Carlos Williams's 'Red Wheelbarrow' http://t.co/A6u7Vb1u9R
A humbling reminder that self-righteousness is the greatest enemy of compassion and judging another human being's private struggle is a disgrace to our own.
Flannery O'Connor on dogma and the difference between religion and faith - beautiful read http://t.co/PskKb82Vka http://t.co/dl7jIpoDXb
What is American fiction? Actually, what is America? The answer to that is probably very different within the United States and outside. Asking yourself how others see you is a healthy exercise for any culture, and US books site Literary Hub did just that to mark the Fourth of July weekend, inviting non-American authors to suggest the quintessential American fiction titles.
We are so grateful :) https://t.co/nxICjsfskd
Grace Paley's advice to aspiring writers-wisdom for all artists and, really, all human beings http://t.co/fOi0JIG8SD http://t.co/MIIRfsTcon
Plato's allegory of the cave-the greatest parable exploring the nature of reality-animated: http://t.co/pxzANit4vP http://t.co/CMWZvlobJM
A4 "Just Because" poems worked wonderfully with my freshmen. They so hate stereotypes. #poetrychat http://t.co/jchfs4h7gP
Here’s my idea: the southern gothic is like a trusty bicycle. (Note: this is not simply because southerners talk too slowly for a car metaphor to work. It is instead a kinship in the way the two things are assembled and ornamented. Stay with me.)