Project #60524 - Analytical Esay

Write your analysis focusing on one of the following elements from one of the assigned short stories:

  • Character
  • Theme
  • Symbolism
  • Imagery
  • Setting
  • Point of view

In a 4-page (1,200-word) literary analysis, write an in-depth analytical essay using your own ideas plus supporting evidence from the text, such as quotations, paraphrases, and summaries, remembering that quoted material should never exceed 25% of the essay.

Note: Next week you will have an opportunity to incorporate into your essay scholarly source material that further substantiates your argument. You may include such information in this week’s essay, but it is not required at this point.

Start by selecting one of the short stories assigned by your instructor this week. Brainstorm to identify a literary element in the text that you would like to explore, such as character, theme, symbolism, imagery, setting, or point of view. Then, develop a preliminary thesis that offers a specific interpretation of this element.  

If you have trouble coming up with a focus or thesis, contact your instructor, who will help you brainstorm.

Next, develop an introduction that states your original thesis (main claim) and briefly describes the story and author you will be discussing.  

The body of your essay should support and defend this thesis with specific evidence taken from the text that you discuss thoroughly and thoughtfully. Remember that no more than 25% of the essay can consist of direct quotations.

Your essay should end with a concluding paragraph or two, summarizing the key points of your paper and explaining the significance of your interpretation. When finished, the paper should be at least 1,200 words long (approximately 4 double-spaced pages).

Apply APA rules of style to source citations as well as the overall formatting of your essay. Be sure to include a title page and a References page.

Use this APA Citation Helper as a convenient reference for properly citing resources.

This handout will help guide you in the details of formatting your essay using APA style.

You may create your essay in this APA-formatted template.

Name your essay Lastname_FirstInitial_ENG1300_W4A2 and submit it to the W4: Assignment 2 Dropbox by Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Essay provides an introduction that explains the topic and engages the reader.
10
Essay has a clear thesis that offers an interpretation of an element from the short story.
10
Essay provides supporting details that offer reasons, examples, and quotations from the assigned short story, with the quoted material constituting less that 25% of the paper.
10
Supporting examples are fully analyzed and explained. The link between the thesis and the evidence is clearly explained. 
20
Ideas in the paper are ordered logically with appropriate topic sentences beginning each paragraph.
10
Essay has an effective conclusion that summarizes the argument and explains the significance of the thesis.
10
Essay is free or virtually free of grammatical, mechanical, and spelling errors.
10
Essay meets minimum length requirement (1,200 words).
10
Essay is formatted in correct APA style.
10
Total:
100

 

Subject English
Due By (Pacific Time) 03/03/2015 12:00 pm
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