self positivity is key remember the self positivity orange
oh god never mind it tasted like shit
so embarrassed I don’t wanna talk about it
pretty much the only way to react to Q
I’m student teaching in an 11th grade English classroom, and my first unit (starting in January) will be teaching The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien.
If anyone has experience with the novel, I would really appreciate some ideas. This is my first time planning a unit, and I’d love some input as I get started!
Good luck! :)
this was the book that was required reading for my entire university my first year, and Tom O`Brien came to speak at the end of the year. all of my 5 courses first semester did something related to the book - art history did a lecture about art during various wars, math did a day of stats and percentages using figures from the Vietnam war (deaths, platoons, battalions, etc), music class did a day of Vietnam protest music, and my English class had us each write a small sample of metafiction about our lives.
what. you went to my dream school.
but to the original poster: check out page 19 (the paragraph that begins with “For the most part they carried themselves with poise, a kind of dignity”). This is a lesson on diction waiting to happen. Almost all the verbs used have connotations that are the complete opposite of “poise” and “dignity,” such as “squealed,” “sobbed,” flopped,” and many more. This serves to subtly emphasize how hard of a task it was carry oneself with poise and dignity.
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Excellent view of a MP 38 submachine gun being fired in a forest on Eastern Front in 1941. The 9mm MP 38 and MP 40 machine pistols are considered to be the first modern submachine guns because of the high use of stampings, plastics, and folding stock. This weapon was commonly called a “Schmeisser”, which is incorrect as Hugo Schmeisser did not design the weapon; he was merely a subcontractor involved in their manufacture. The weapon was know to German soldiers as Erma.