Sauk Valley Community College

Humanities 210

Unit Five



Lecture Notes
Many thinkers now refer to humanity as homo narrans, the storytelling animal. We love to tell each other stories and do so in all forms of communication--everyday  conversation, news reports, scientific essays, even textbooks. But a more common way of studying narrative is by looking at those written forms we more commomnly call literature. 

Metaphor is not only considered to be a useful "literary" device. Research into the nature of metaphor shows us that it is also a "metaphor" for the natural movement of the mind.

Agora Discussion
Find a poem that you like and share it with the class. Comment on why you picked the poem.

Writing Assignment Write a reaction paper to your experience of listening to the four versions of Richard Wilber's "An Event" from the Lecture Notes page

Quiz Five
The quiz will be based on Richard Wilbur's poem, "An Event" from your reading. 



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