Unit 1 discussion
Welcome to English 110! . Since we are not available to chat
face-to-face, you can introduce yourself in this first discussion board about
the concept of home..
Pico Iyer gave a TED Talk about this concept called Where is
Home. Please watch the video. He makes the argument that people now travel and
may have many homes. Home for Iyer has become more of a feeling than
necessarily a specific place.
Pico Iyer: Where is home?
User: n/a - Added: 7/17/13
YouTube URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m6dV7Xo3Vc
For your initial post-
In one paragraph please answer this question: What is one
place that you have travelled to that has felt like home for you? Please
describe that place using the senses. Including what you see, what you hear,
what something feels like (physical touch), what something smells like, and
what something tastes like.
In a second paragraph please share a story with the class of
an experience you had in this place. Try to also use description and the five
senses to make this story come alive for your classmates.
When you write using the senses to describe a place or an
experience, you are using descriptive writing. This is the first writing style
that we are exploring in this course. We will examine this style in more detail
in Unit 2.
For your peer responses-
Consider the places that your classmates described and their
stories. Did you feel like you were there with your classmates at this place?
Could any details have been added to the description? Did you want any more
sensory description in their posts?