appease.course reading

This and the next several posts are designed to demonstrate the expected use of categories (called “labels” in blogspot).  Each of these model posts starts with brief definitions and explanations that appear in italics.  As suggested by the verb “demonstrate” and the adjective “model,”  these posts provide the information you need to write a successful post of your own.  Following the brief explanations, I have written a sample entry in regular font.

n.b. I have used the same word several times only for the purposes of demonstration.  I expect you to use a different word for each new post.



The category/label called COURSE READING indicates that you have posted an entry about the text you are currently reading in your English course.  The significant word is “about.”  You are not looking for sentences in the course text that use the key word.  Rather, you are using the key word to compose your own sentences that describe or explain some aspect of the literature.


sample post:

More than once, when fellow Romans indicate reservations about Cassius’s plans, he tries to appease them.   He appeals to their sense of logic or emotion, in order to allay their apprehensions.


Judging from Antony’s and Brutus’s funeral orations, neither man would treat the other amicably,if they met outside the Roman Forum.  Does their relationship in the beginning of Shakespeare’s play show any signs of genuine amicability?