Lesson 1 (from Part I, Section I: Digest of the Analects, The New Learning, Sparta 776 B.C., Totalitarian, Zweck or the Aim)
Part I, Section I: Digest of the Analects, The New Learning, Sparta 776 B.C., Totalitarian, Zweck or the Aim
Non-fiction is a type of writing characterized by being true. Non-fiction writing may include essays, books, articles, or even poetry. "Guide to Kulchur" is a collection of non-fiction essays that express Pound's opinion on a variety of topics. The objective of this lesson is to learn about what non-fiction writing is.
1) Class Discussion: What is fiction? How can fiction be identified? What is non-fiction? How can non-fiction writing be identified? Is Ezra Pound's "Guide to Kulchur" fiction or non-fiction? How do you know? What is the purpose of non-fiction writing? Why did Pound choose to use non-fiction to express his opinions on the topics addressed in his essays?
2) Groups: Divide the students into groups of three or four. Have the students discuss the following. What evidence...
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