Read the three excerpt selections in the attached PDF carefully. Practice some of the reading techniques provided earlier in this week’s coursework. Note that the excerpts from Ibsen and Austen come from a larger work. The writing by Whitman is complete. The web address tells you where you can find the complete work on the internet. Our intent here is just to compare and contrast the three selections to begin a discussion on the three genres of literature.
In the discussion, post your responses to the following questions. Based on what you already know about the literary genre and what you have just reviewed in the materials in class, please compose a response to the following questions.
Identify the genre of each text, and state what features helped you make that determination.
In a separate paragraph, reflect on what you have learned through this exercise. For instance, consider the format/presentation of the material and how that helps you understand the main idea or whether it raises questions. There are no right or wrong answers here. You want to demonstrate that you have closely read the three selections and have applied what you understand about the three literary genres at the beginning of the course.