After reading the poem and selected short stories for this week, you should have noticed that the stories share a commonality of how history, culture, and the background of the author all played an important role in developing works of literature in the 20th century.
For your initial discussion post, share your thoughts on how history, culture, and the background of the author played key roles in developing one of the stories and on the poem you were assigned.
Your initial post should name the specific work and use quotes or lines from the readings. Be sure to acknowledge the source.
For responses to your peers, you may choose to reply to more than one student. Work to make your initial discussion post thoughtful and detailed – and respond to one or more other students with the same careful thought and be specific.