Westchester Community College: Valhalla Campus
Professor Melinda Roberts
Thursdays: 6:00-8:40 PM

Thursday, March 4, 2010

"The Secretary Chant," by Marge Piercy

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT DUE
THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010,
AT 12:00 NOON EDT

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Read "The Secretary Chant" on page 428 of our textbook.

Write a First Response to "The Secretary Chant."
Use the following writing prompts: Could you relate to the secretary's feelings about her role at the office? Why is it significant to the poem's meaning that the speak is a woman? What part of the poem affected you most? Why?
Or free-write your own response.
Be sure to provide specific textual details and quotations from the poem to justify and/or explain your response. Remember, a first response is not a summary -- use 2-3 quotations from the poem and tell how the poem affected you.

Guidelines for first response papers are at the following link:

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