Read: â€œA Handful of Cornâ€; â€œBerries: Cherry Stonesâ€; â€œBirds, Tabledâ€; â€œHidingâ€; â€œEulogyâ€; â€œRescueâ€; â€œGoatsâ€; â€œDispatches from the Valleysâ€; â€œThe Numinous Ordinaryâ€; â€œWhat Animals Taught Meâ€. 195-224 (29); 233-258 (25) = 54.
Each response should be 4-6 sentences.
- What is Macdonald critiquing in â€œA Handful of Cornâ€?
- 1. What is Macdonaldâ€™s main points in â€œBerries?â€ 2. What stands out to you about the way she organizes her ideas in this essay? Be specific. Donâ€™t just summarize the chapter.
- Who is Macdonald eulogizing in the chapter called â€œEulogy?â€ How is this chapter symbolic of the notion that Wallace (in his essay â€œThe Nature of Nature Writingâ€) references when he discusses nature writers as eulogists? Do you see Macdonaldâ€™s work as symbolic of an eulogy to nature in general? Why or why not? (There is a lot to consider in this question, and your answer will be short, so do your best to write about what resonates with you while staying close to this question and to â€œEulogy.â€
- In the essay â€œBirds, Tabled,â€ what is Macdonald critiquing about the role that socioeconomic status plays in how we engage with, and define, nature? Donâ€™t just summarize the chapter.
- In â€œDispatch from the Valleysâ€ Macdonald writes about the ways that encounters with nonhuman nature is meaningful. What stood out to you in this chapter and why?
- In â€œWhat Animals Have Taught Me,â€ Macdonald summarizes her experiences with nonhuman nature. What is one â€œlessonâ€ she has taken away from her experiences with nonhuman nature? Then select a quote in this essay that stood out to you and state why.