This week we’re working on introductions. You will read Mary Mebane’s “The Back of the Bus,” which begins on p. 157 in The Norton Sampler, and form some conclusions about the introduction of Mebane’s essay. You will also write a paragraph describing your own experience in transportation and then respond to a peer’s posted paragraph on his/her paragraph.
Post 1: Answer both sections A & B in your initial post.
A. After reading Mebane’s story “The Back of the Bus”:
- How do paragraphs 1 & 2 introduce the story?
- How does the author set historical context (cite specific example from the story).
- How does the author set emotional context? (cite specific example from the story).
B. “Taking a Ride” In one paragraph (5 – 7 sentences) describe a ride you have taken on a bus, train, plane, boat, or other vehicle. Focus on the vehicle itself and the people who were there with you.