Essay 2: Literary Analysis
Why: This assignment should teach students to analyze a piece of literature. This encourages thinking deeper than surface level in situations beyond the English classroom.
What: Choose one of the pieces of literature assigned in this Unit to analyze in a paper of 3-5 pages (full pages) in length. Students can choose from either a poem or short story assigned in this course or the novel assigned in this course.
please choose “the Storm” by Kate Chopin
Answer the following questions: What is the deeper meaning or social commentary made in the text? What literary elements are provided in the text as clues toward that deeper meaning or social commentary?
Students should ensure to use direct quotations from the text they choose to analyze in order to prove their points. Please see the student essay(s) provided in this unit as an example.
Students should use the Toulmin Method to write their body paragraphs in addition to the methods for writing introductions and conclusions specifically taught in this course.
Students should use proper MLA formatting and should include a Work(s) Cited page citing their piece of literature (remember: a Works Cited entry is *not* simply a link to a website).
Students should not use any website or the brain of anyone else outside of this course to help them write their paper.
You will submit essays on Turnitin.com before the due date/time specified in the course calendar.