Sunday, February 22, 2015

Textual Harrassment


Spring advances to meet me:the trees leafed out,
the dandelions set to seed,  the smell of damp raw
earth from  plowed fields, the distant puttering noise
of tractors when I stop beside the road to take a leak,
to make a peanut butter sandwich, to pick a sprig of
dogwood and some wild irises for the water-filled
beer bottles at rest in my dashboard  beer-bottle holder.
I open a fresh bottle of Budweiser, ignoring the twitch
 of  anguish in my pancreatic gland, drink hearty and
 move on.

Solstice the dog stares straight ahead, watching the
 road while I watch the passage of rural Missouri.  She
looks bad, bleary-eyed and melancholy. I know she's
clear of ticks but she could have worms. Will have to
make inspection next time she takes a shit. Unpleasant
duty but I'd rather look at hers than mine.

Textual Harrassment.

Identify the passage, author and text and  consider
responsibly its significance and relationship  to the
whole —the whole,  I said: text, context,  period of time,
overall weltanschuung & evolution of humanity & ART
in a now-post-literate & neo-oral age. .

Be specific. Your assessment will assess the clarity of
your thinking (5,4,3,2,1), coherent development of thesis
(5,4,3,2,1), logical relationship of argument (5,4,3,2,1),
good looking sentences (5,4,3,2,1) proper grammar and
punctuation of course goes with out saying and  also
especially  VOICE (5,4,3,2,1) —how you sound (if it

ain't got that swing  it don't mean a thing.)  

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