1. In a short, two-page section at the beginning of part two in The Line Becomes

1. In a short, two-page section at the beginning of part two in The Line Becomes a River, author Francisco Cantú recounts the story of Saint Francis and the wolf (81-82). Discuss how the Saint Francis story acts as an allegory for the larger story Cantú is telling in his memoir. (5 pts)
2. In the introduction to the 25th anniversary edition of her novel The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros describes the book as “a jar of buttons” and says she wants “to write stories that ignore the borders between genres, between written and spoken, between highbrow literature and children’s nursery rhymes” (xvi-xvii). Discuss in what ways Cisneros blurs the boundaries between poetry, nonfiction, and prose in the book. (5 pts)
3. In Thomas King’s short story “Borders” all three main characters—the narrator, his older sister Laetitia, and their mother—can be described as existing in a liminal space. Discuss how each of these characters engage with the idea of liminality in their own way. (5 pts)

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