No replies.After reading “Silent Spring” and watching the videos on DDT and Art of Persuasion:Carson defined ecology, at its most basic, as the notion that “in nature nothing exists alone” (51). Rather, all of nature’s life forms and processes together constitute “a web of life” shaped by the “intimate and essential relations” between the ecological whole and its many, many parts (64). The “interwoven strands” of this relational web “lead from microbes to man” (69).This assignment presents an opportunity to reflect on her chapter “Silent Spring” which begins her novel and the video on DDT.You are asked to write a letter to persuade someone of your position/interpretation/call to action based on your new knowledge of DDT and having read “Silent Spring.” You may write to anyone, including Rachel Carson. A letter is a way to use honest language and make your writing personal, without wasted space.Things to consider/apply as you write:GENERAL DIRECTIONS:The letter should be a minimum of 1 full page, single spaced, but no more than 2 pages.The letter should be clearly organized, making use of a position statement, topic sentences as neededThe letter should be carefully proofread and free from technical errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. It is very difficult for a reader to capture the main points of any writing when it is “technically challenged.”The letter should demonstrate writer’s creativity/insight regarding the issue/problem.THREE SECTIONS OF A PERSUASIVE LETTER:Capture reader’s attention/interest (introduction)Provide detail/support for your argument (body)Call for action—advocate a change (conclusion)ATTENTION: Introduction (1 paragraph)Creative opening. Information to attract/keep reader’s attention/interest including an intro to the issue/brief history/necessary background information, etc. Entice the reader to read further.Include a clear position statementEstablish your credibility. Present yourself as someone to be trusted/believed. Who are you? Why should reader trust/believe you? Make it personal: Why is it important to you? Why does it matter? How does it affect you, your family, school, community, any other personal aspect? Why is it an issue to begin with?Any other necessary informationDETAIL: Body (3-5 paragraphs)Details of the letter.Try to make your reader share/understand/listen/accept your strong feelings/logic/reasoning/beliefs.Reasons you will use to convince the reader that your position is worthwhile with relevant supporting information and evidence from your reading and video.If you decide to use statistics or other specifics from outside references, it is not necessary in this instance to formally cite the information; however, a general reference MUST be made to the source. For example, I heard on a recent CBS newscast that ________________________.Anticipate reader’s possible objections/provide refutations of objections.Anticipate reader’s possible questions/provide answers to questions.Any other necessary information.ACTION: Conclusion (1 paragraph)Re-emphasize the specific action(s) expected from the reader—make a verbal “punch.”Why will it be a benefit? Make the sale–seal the deal!How do any negatives outweigh the positives of acting?Request a response and include “aids to action,” Any other necessary informationExample Letter:Dear Ms. Krystal:What if I were writing to tell you that there is a way in which to eradicate insect-borne diseases such as Polio, Malaria, and Dengue Fever, by simply spraying a chemical called Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT)? This chemical is known to kill all bugs and insects, and yet, it is only classified as “moderately toxic” to human health. Imagine a world where mosquitos and flies no longer spread disease because of this wonderful product called DDT. That all sounds great. But what if I told you about a world where bees no longer pollinate flowers, birds fall out of the sky, and fish wash up on beaches? With the use of DDT, these two worlds are the exact same world. That is what makes the use of this chemical so deadly. DDT is banned in the United States. This chemical should also be banned internationally, and severe penalties should be in place for those found using it.DDT was developed to be used as an insecticide to prevent the spread of poliomyelitis in children by killing the insects thought to carry poliomyelitis. In a very short amount of time, its efficacy was proven when flies and mosquitos seemed to fall out of the sky. Not long after that, a crop-dusting campaign began to take shape to prevent other harmful species of insects from destroying crops and orchards that kept people fed. As the chemical began to be spread over the country, its more insidious consequences became apparent. As the flies and mosquitos began to die, so did the spiders, fish, birds, and even the bees. All these species kept dying and began to reduce the beauty in our world.Some may argue that it’s a small price to pay for a world that is safer from disease. This couldn’t be more dishonest if you tried to tell me that the grass is blue and the sky is purple. DDT is a known human carcinogen that, for years, was sprayed en masse throughout the United States with no studies on the long-term effects on both humans and the environment. This dangerous chemical seeped into our water supply with no research on its waterborne half-life, with no research into how it can affect the marine life, and with no regard for the people that simply didn’t want chemicals sprayed over their houses, parks, and National Forests.According to a report released by Healthline in 2018, despite being banned in the 1970s, we continue to find DDT in our ecosystem. We are now able to study the long-term effects of this chemical. While shorter-term studies show a direct correlation between oral ingestion of DDT and liver infections and cancers, it is only recently that we have been able to analyze the impact of DDT on mothers and babies, and the findings are alarming to say the least. While many pesticides have been proven to be relatively benign to human health and development, there is in fact one pesticide that has been proven to directly cause a greater risk in childhood mental disability and autism when the fetus is exposed to it. The name of that pesticide is DDT.Much like the human body, the world relies on homeostasis. Homeostasis is the symbiotic relationship between all of its individual parts, working together to maintain balance. Can we continue to allow other countries to use this chemical to fight insect-borne diseases, knowing that it destroys ecological homeostasis? Can we continue to allow other countries to use this chemical to fight insect-borne diseases when we don’t know of its half-life on the environment? Can we continue to allow other countries to use this chemical to fight insect-borne diseases when we now have links to developmental disabilities? The simple answer to these questions, is that we cannot.We cannot allow other countries to walk down the destructive path that we have walked down, to affect future generations as we have. Rachel Carson first discussed this before she had the data that we now have. She was able to lead the fight to ban DDT in the United States.Now, we must lead the fight to ban DDT internationally. With this letter, I implore to you to join me in this fight.Very Respectfully,

Discussion #8

What other similarities do you see? What are the major differences in how this idea is presented?C) Wallace Stevens’ poem “The Idea of Order at Key West” focuses on the “idea” of man “ordering” nature – here, through song. The woman “sang beyond the genius of the sea” – she gives the sea a voice. How does she do this? How does the narrator struggle with understanding this? How is the woman’s voice different from “lights” in the second to last stanza when it comes to “ordering”?POST 3

ENG 211 A Canvas Discussion 4: History, Fact, Fiction, and Meaning in the Bardo

A good response will work with a key passage from the novel. Think about your initial response to the question you select as having to do the following: (1) assert a claim as an answer to the question, (2) choose a passage that helps you argue to support your claim, (3) offer an analysis/interpretation of your passage (show us what it means to you), and (4) make connections to other parts of the novel.
Choose one of the following to explore:
Although much of Lincoln in the Bardo is set in the bardo, this fantastical space between life and death, how does the novel also integrate and deal with the historical lived conditions of people in the antebellum time period? You might think about some of the particular references to dynamics of social class, gender, race, etc. Why is it relevant that this, in essence, ghost story also captures a story of the real experiences of Americans in the 19th century? Emphasize through close reading at least one key passage in your response.

American Literature, T. S. Eliot—“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”

How would you describe Prufrock? How does he attempt to portray himself? What might he reveal about himself inadvertently?
2. How does Prufrock seem to spend his time? Why does he keep insisting “there will be time”?
3. The poem opens, “Let us go then, you and I.” Who do you think Prufrock addressing here? Who is “you”?
4.What sorts of spaces does the poem take as its settings? How are they described?
5. Eliot originally considered the title “Prufrock Among the Women” for this poem. What is Prufrock’s relationship to women? How does he describe them? How does he feel about them?
6. In the opening stanza, Prufrock declares that he will “lead you to an overwhelming question” but never articulates the actual question (line 10). Instead, he endlessly debates the wisdom of asking the question, repeating “Do I dare?” (lines 38, 45, 122) and “how should I presume?” (line 54, 61, 68) throughout the poem. What do you think this overwhelming question might be?
7. Why do you think Eliot titled this poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”? In what sense is it a love song? Why is the title the only line in the poem in which the speaker’s name is mentioned?
8. What is the effect of the opening stanza’s famous comparison of the city evening to “a patient etherised upon a table” (line 3)? Why might Prufrock use this simile
9. Reread the poem and pay careful attention to its use of repetition. What words, phrases, and even whole stanzas are repeated? How does the poem create an effect of circling around an idea through repetition?
10. How does the poem’s deployment of repetition contribute to its theme of indecision and hesitancy?

Thinking and Doing Ethics PHI-210RS-OL05

This week’s WCA is a extended case study of 500 words. In it, you are expected to evaluate a case about the Makah tribe and whale hunting. You need to evaluate the case using 2 of these three moral theories: utility, rights, and/or duty (Kantian ethics). Please do NOT write a research paper on the Makah tribe-focus on the ethical analysis and not the historical circumstances of the tribe please. I have attached a screenshot of the case below, and I have also added the instructions below:
For this module, you are required to complete a Written Case Analysis which will be assessed for depth and breadth. Please read Thinking Critically About Ethical Issues, Case 1, p. 60. Identify the moral issue(s) and the parties involved. Discuss the moral issues you have identified in terms of two the following: utility, duties, rights.
Your analysis should be approximately 500 words in length and all sources should be cited properly using MLA format. Information on the MLA guidelines is accessible via the Resources area of the Course Home menu. Use a standard 10-12 pt. font and double space your paper.

A short summary for two references and a paragraph of response

I need to do the project about How to succeed in business without really trying (1961 musical).
I am required to cite some references. use MLA format. must be reliable resource. write-in your own words- short summaries of each reference If it is a visual image or video, you will need to describe it (though if possible you can include a copy of the image with your note.) explain how this resource will be helpful for your project. What are the points that are relevant to your research? Did you learn anything surprising? This is your paragraph to critically evaluate the resource.

A short summary for three references and a paragraph go response

I need to do the project about How to succeed in business without really trying (1961 musical).
I am required to cite some references. use MLA format. must be reliable resource. write-in your own words- short summaries of each reference If it is a visual image or video, you will need to describe it (though if possible you can include a copy of the image with your note.) explain how this resource will be helpful for your project. What are the points that are relevant to your research? Did you learn anything surprising? This is your paragraph to critically evaluate the resource.

What is poetry?

) “The art of uniting pleasure with truth, by calling imagination to the help of reason” – Johnson
B.) “Perpetual endeavor to express the spirit of the things, to pass the brute body and search the life and reason which causes it to exist”. – Emerson
C.) “The spontaneous overflow of powerful, feelings to which it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility”. – Wordsworth
D.) “The lava of imagination whose eruption presents on earthquake”. – Byron
Poetry is the expression if imaginative experiences valued simply as such and significance simply as such in communicable state given by language which employs every available and appropriate device.
Crafted through Language – Poetry

Write two types of responses of Oranges are Not the Only Fruit

1) Personal Reactions and 2) Key Literary Elements.
Response #1 is an open ended question that asks you to log your thoughts and reactions on any aspect of the book (250 words).
Response #2 asks you to try to choose a specific literary element that you thought was prevalent in the section you’ve read, then you’ll focus on a specific scene (with quotes) and explain what significance you see in that scene. Remember to focus on things like character, an action, an image, a certain setting, a point of view issue, so on (250 words).

synthesis post

A synthesis post asks you to pull together some of the readings and discussions from the prior week. In each synthesis post, you must quote and respond to at least two reading posts by your classmates that have come in since the prior synthesis post. Whenever quoting a passage from another post, do not include the whole original message in your post: always cut everything except the passage you want to quote. You should also quote from the readings from the prior week at least once, and the quotation should not be the same as one that your peers whom you have quoted took for their reading posts. Your goal is to make use of the class lectures and discussions to answer questions and respond to points people had made in their reading posts — whether that means building on their ideas to support your own, slightly modifying the original idea, or rebutting it — and to draw some tentative conclusions. Synthesis posts should be between 425 and 475 words long, not including quotations