Explore the literary techniques and styles of “hermit crab essays” and how to use them to convey meaning and emotion.
The term "hermit crab essay" was coined by author Brenda Miller to describe essays that borrow elements from other texts to create a unique voice and perspective.
This course will explore the various literary techniques and styles used in hermit crab essays and how to use them to convey meaning and emotion effectively. Through close readings, writing exercises, and class discussions, students will learn to craft their own hermit crab essays using their experiences and identities as the foundation for their writing.
By the end of the course, students will have a solid understanding of the hermit crab essay and the skills to write their own.
Ages 14 and up are welcome.
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