The Writer's Style
Bombeck was renowned for observing the everyday in a humorous light. Using her as an example, write your own essay about some of the everyday absurdities you encounter. Make sure to focus on her use of exaggeration, her lack of aggressiveness, and her ability to create an intelligent sounding essay out of humor and observation.
The Time Line
For many years, Bombeck allowed readers into her family by relating the events that occur as her children grow up. Using "If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits?", create a time line that marks the significant events in the lives of Bombeck's family members. Present this to the class and discuss what it means for Bombeck to have allowed her readers to experience her family's maturation through her writing.
Sign of the Times
Create a presentation that details the turbulent...
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