American Literature – Blog Review #3

For this review, I looked at Yasmin’s Blog on the Emily Dickinson movie “A quiet Passion”

Hey Yasmin,

I too have never watched this film, however, after reading this post I’ll definitely need to make some time to give it a watch.

It’s great that you gave a brief description of what to expect in the movie while not really giving away any parts of the film, which is honestly why I stopped reading most reviews as they can’t seem to help themselves when it comes to spoilers.

Good luck with the rest of the year.

Adam.

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American Literature, Blog Review #2

For the 2nd peer review, I have chosen Joshua’s blog entry on Emerson.

Hey Joshua,

I think you hit the nail on the head with this blog, your use of quotes to back up your opinion on the piece shows that you really got into, and understood  Emerson’s “Nature’.

It seems that we both had pretty similar readings of Emerson’s work, especially the idea that modern society has somewhat become a ‘plague’ that everyone should try and step back from once in a while to get more in touch with nature and our spirituality.

Good luck with the rest of the year!

Adam.

Peer Review #6

I decided to review Sibel’s entry in which she wrote a letter as the Scholar Gypsy to her friends at Oxford University.

https://sibelerkansite.wordpress.com/2017/05/06/blog-post-week-8/

Hey Sibel,

Obviously, this is a tad late but I wanted to leave a review of your letter because I think you really captured the character of the Scholar Gypsy. Right from the very start, I get the sense that you believe Oxford is not right for you and that you need to follow your heart, even if it does mean going headfirst into the unknown. I also really liked how you gave clear reasoning to as why you would leave so a University to essentially become a gypsy instead of just ending the letter after saying you were going. It really does give a good sense of realism to the situation. It’s clear that you tapped into your inner Scholar gypsy while writing this and it was a pleasure to read.https://sibelerkansite.wordpress.com/2017/05/06/blog-post-week-8/

Peer Review #5

#I’ve fallen behind in the review part of this blog so get ready to see about 3 in a row.

https://taramichellebriggs.wordpress.com/2017/05/01/blog-5-topic-4/comment-page-1/#comment-32

Hey Tara,
Don’t freak out, I am well aware this review is late but I need to catch up and seeing as how we did the same topic I thought it was awesome to see some new points that I completely missed. I really liked your breakdown of why you believe there is value in looking at art from the same time periods as the authors we are reading. Unlike you, I am studying art as well so I perhaps get a bit more insight from the painting side of things but from the looks of it, you definitely have me beat on the literature side.

Peer Review #3

This week I chose to critique Alina’s letter to Mr. Gradgrind.

https://alinagoro.wordpress.com/2017/04/09/blog-4-week-6/

“Hi Alina, hope you don’t mind but I thought I’d use your entry to do my review on. I was looking to read someone’s letter to Mr. Gradgind and yours was the first I found.
I think you articulated your feelings towards Mr. Gradginds raising of Louise, my favorite line was “Put simply, she has been robbed of her childhood and as a consequence, she has become silent and detached.” as this feels like a direct verbal smack to Mr. Gradginds well deserved face. However, I think you could have gotten away with being a lot more punchey when it came to telling him off, but at the same time, I can understand why you chose to remain calm within your writing.

I look forward to seeing more of your posts in the future, have a great week!

-Adam.”

Peer review #2

This week I decided to review a great little piece by Annabelle, describing Sydney in the morning.

https://annabellebarnslicha.wordpress.com

Hi Annabelle,

I thought I’d critique your blog piece this week as I enjoyed reading the short paragraph describing Sydney. I think your spot on in the description, especially the “…on foot almost as fast as the buses traveling by them, or how fast they would be traveling if they were not caught up in piles and piles of backed up vehicles.” Section. Back when I had to travel into Sydney near-daily I always use to think that I could probably get off the current bus I was on and just walk to the next bus stop to catch the bus in front of mine. I actually did one day but as a result, I was soaked head to toe and had quite a miserably cold bus ride home. I really like the variety in the descriptions of others you saw walk past, as I’m fairly certain I’ve seen all of those kinds of people on those daily trips. Not much I can say about grammar, spelling or wording I think you captured Sydney in the early morning quite well.

 

-Adam.

Peer Review #1

This week I reviewed Felicity’s very well written and spot on post. I somehow managed to spell Felicity’s name wrong and now I feel like a bit of a goof.

https://felicitymcmanus.wordpress.com/2017/03/14/week-3-blog-2/comment-page-1/#comment-15

“Hi Felicity, I randomly chose your blog to comment on this week, and I must say the post was spot on. I don’t think you could have used any better quotes, to sum up, your thoughts on Romanticism and you seem to know the subject pretty well. Hopefully, this topic is a breeze for you! I look forward to reading some more of your stuff in the near future.

Adam.”