Part I (80 points) Answer six of the following questions. Each response should b
Part I (80 points) Answer six of the following questions. Each response should be 2-3 fully developed paragraphs. Be sure to employ specific passages from the texts in order to support your analysis. What is the relationship between grief and love in Aimee Bender’s short story, “On a Saturday Afternoon?” Discuss Aimee Bender’s use of symbolism in her short story, “Americca.” How can the Li-Young Lee poems we read be interpreted as celebrations of family life? What is it about jazz music—both playing it and listening to it—that means so much to Sonny in James Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues?” What is the central theme in James Baldwin’s essay, “A Letter to My Nephew?” What is the central theme of either Haruki Murakami’s “Barn Burning” or his “The Folklore of Our Times?” What role does memory play in Haruki Murakami’s “A Walk to Kobe?” And what are his feelings towards his hometown? What was your favorite text that we read this semester? Why? Part II (20 points) 1. Compose your own version of the Wislawa Szymborska poem, “Possibilities.” In other words, begin each new line with the phrase, “I prefer,” and be sure your poem is a minimum of thirty lines.

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