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The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant

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HUMN 142 Week 4 Discussion:

Humor and Irony/Evaluating Fiction

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The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant.

HUMN 142 Week 4 Discussion: Humor and Irony/Evaluating Fiction

Discussion

Cover of Gil Blas Illustré, illustration for the short story The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant.
Cover of Gil Blas Illustré, illustration
for the short story The Necklace
by Guy de Maupassant.
Théophile Steinlen [Public domain],
via Wikimedia Commons.

Before you begin writing your discussion post, review the Module 1 Writer’s Workshop, “Learning to Write a One-Paragraph Argument About Literature.”

Respond to this discussion activity by constructing a one-paragraph argument about tonestylediction, or irony in one of this module’s five assigned short stories.

  1. Make a claim about how humor, irony¸ or another literary element is significant in one of this module’s five assigned short stories. Alternatively, you may discuss the relationship between these two elements in one of the assigned short stories.
  2. Add evidence to support your claim in the form of a quote from the story to illustrate the point you are making.
  3. Add analysis by explaining how your quote proves or illustrates your claim.

Respond to Two Classmates

To earn full credit for this assignment, you must meet all criteria.

After you have constructed and posted your argument, reply to at least two of your classmates’ arguments by either:

  1. Agreeing with that person and adding another quote or example that supports his/her argument, or
  2. Disagreeing and adding another quote that undermines his/her argument.

Check HUMN 142 Week 3 Discussion