Welcome to DontBeSoLiteral

In case you were wondering where I came up with the name of my blogpost, here’s the story. I’ve been contemplating starting a blog for over a year now, and yesterday I finally decided, “Come on, stop with the dilly-dallying and just do it already!” Of course as I’m giving myself this talking to, a girl in the front row of my Senior English IV class raises her hand.

I walk over to her group (Yes, I’m SOOOO Common Core! We do EVERYTHING in groups!) and she states, “This question says, ‘Name three things the Danes do after Beowulf kills Grendel.’ Well, how are we supposed to know exactly when Grendel dies? I mean, it only says that Beowulf tore his arm off and he ran off to die, but we don’t really know when or if he actually died!” She ended with an accusatory look at me through her lashes as she batted them at me coquettishly.

Come on, sister! DontBeSoLiteral!

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