Every English student knows well the feeling of trying to find the right words to use in an essay or assignment. In the case of one particular 4th year English assignment, the task was more exciting and enjoyable than usual!
It was my last term at the University of Victoria, and I had two lit classes left to complete my degree--I chose American Lit and Victorian Lit, and was happy with my decision. Previously, on this blog, I shared an essay from my American Lit class, and now I will share one from Victorian Lit. Only this is not an essay, but rather an assignment that I was quite surprised to see on the syllabus. A parody!
That's right, we were to write a short piece, on any topic, using the style of an author/ text that was covered in class. I decided to do a parody of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds. I wrote about an all-too-familiar scene around UVic--waiting for coffee in a long lineup in the popular Biblio Cafe. I have posted it below. Enjoy! And, be mindful of the fact that my explanation is rather weak. In typical 4th year panicked student fashion, I wrote it right before running to class. Literally. I think I ran. Happy reading, folks! And, for those of you working on a project or assignment, happy writing!
I'm finally doing it--pulling my insides out and splattering them around for all to see. Here we go!