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What’s the use of stories that aren’t even true? What are stories and where do they come from? How do stories reflect on and respond to the world? How does the way that they are told change the story? Change its value? What role do naming, articulating, embellishing, stirring up, digesting, juggling, and the many other verbs for storytelling play in how people take in and respond to the world?
Reflect on these questions as you read chapters 6-9 of Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Choose a short passage, type it into your comment, and then write a 200-250 word close reading and reflection on how the way that the passage is written (the imagery, tone, allusions, metaphors, sentence length, word choice, punctuation, etc) contributes to your interpretation of the novel’s style and themes. Post your comment by 11:59 on Sunday 6/29 and come to class prepared to respond to two of your classmates’ comments.