READINGS: 1. “My Father: Leslie Stephen” by Virginia Woolf LINK: file:///C:/Users/parterburn/Downloads/My_Father_–_Leslie_Stephen_–_Virginia_Woolf.pdf 2. “The Battle of the Ants” by Henry David Thoreau (Class Handout) Link: http://www.public.iastate.edu/~bccorey/105 Folder/Battle of the Ants.pdf 3. “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien LINK: http://www.sfponline.org/Uploads/372/OBrien Story.pdf Read the three essays listed above (one is a short story), then complete the Questions below. DIRECTIONS: Answer the questions in sets of three; label each set with the title of the story or essay. 9 questions + 1 Bonus Question =10 Questions Total. All three of these readings rely heavily on DESCRIPTION as a writing strategy. Read and think about them, then answer the questions below for each individual reading. 1. Question #1: Sum up the article or story. Explain the parts of the story or essay in order. What is the overall purpose?2. Question #2: How is each writer’s approach unique? Look at the style, type of description, ideas, etc. 3. Question #3: How and why did the writer use description? Find one spot that is very vivid and explain why the writer focused so deeply on this particular description. 4. Question #4: ONE FINAL, SEPARATE QUESTION (Do this last—just once, not for all of the readings.) Which writer (Virginia Woolf, Tim O’Brien, Henry David Thoreay) is your favorite, and why?