Monthly Archives: September 2010

Colonization: Not for the Faint-Hearted

Introduction: After reading from the textbook for multiple weeks now, I have come to the conclusion that I thoroughly enjoy the readings. In the past, I have read a course textbook simply to be able to follow along in class … Continue reading

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English Settlement & A Puritan New England

Introduction: While I enjoyed reading about William Bradford and his text on Plymouth Plantation, I really enjoyed reading Anne Bradstreet’s poetry because I feel a deeper connection to poetry. I keep a “poetry journal” and often enter in quotes or … Continue reading

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The 3 Musketeers (Or Explorers…)

Introduction: The readings for class this week, like last week’s readings, were very interesting and thought provoking to me. On the first set of readings titled, “Explorations and Early Encounters,” I learned about the famous explorer, Christopher Columbus. While I … Continue reading

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The Beginnings: My First Ever Blog Post

Introduction: As I write my first ever blog entry, I am also for the first time, exploring American literature to prior to 1880 for the first time. In the past I have studied modern works, various forms of poetry, novels, … Continue reading

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