"Homeless Essay" and "The 1st" Poem and The Glass Castle

Class Discussion

1.  After Rosemary and Rex choose to live on the streets, please read "Homeless" by Anna Quindlen.  Here's the link:  https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=bnYuY2NzZC5uZXR8bGVhaC1jbGFyay1zLWVuZ2xpc2gtMTEtMTFofGd4OjcyNmE0ZWQ0ZGE2NTI4YjA

2.  Now, please re-read beginning of the essay and be ready to discuss/answer the following questions:

  • How does the author’s introduction begin?  (What type of lead is in the essay?)

  • Why did Quindlen begin her essay by discussing one individual?

  •  How does that set up the rest of the essay?

  • Where does the introduction end and the body of the essay begin?   

  • What is the tone of the introduction?  What mood does it establish? 

  • Do you believe Rex agrees with Quindlen?  Why?  Give me two, well supported reasons.

  • Do you believe Rosemary agrees with Quindlen or Rex?  Give me two well supported reasons.