American Literature

In your 250-500 word post:
• Identify the common theme present in Sigourney’s “Death of an Infant” and Schoolcraft’s “Sweet Willy”.
• Explain how the perspectives (religious, psychological, etc.) presented differently in each poem.
• Explain how Sigourney’s “Death of an Infant” and Schoolcraft’s “Sweet Willy” differ from Bradstreet’s “Before the Birth”.
• Support each part of your post with MLA cited examples/quotes from each text.

2. You have encountered two texts with characters named Ichabod (Irving’s “Sleepy Hollow” and Greenleaf Whittier’s “Ichabod”).
• In your 250-500 word post:
• Given the meaning of the name, “Ichabod”, is “no glory”, explain why you think the authors chose to give their characters the name.
• Give evidence from the texts to support your answer.
• Support each part of your post with MLA cited examples/quotes from each text.

3. In your 250-500 word post:
• Explain the commentary Poe’s “Masque of the Red Death” makes about the role and responsibility of leaders.
• Identify the character who fills the leader role.
• Explain how the character who fills the leader role does not live up to the leadership responsibility.
• Support each part of your post with MLA cited examples/quotes from each text.