Project #77359 - Week4-5 $100!!!

Week4.1

Shakespeare’s Macbeth is often considered one of literature’s greatest tragedies, not only because of Macbeth’s tragic fall from grace, but because of how the play relates to human nature and the conflicts inherent in human nature. In your initial post, please do the following:

 

    State a conflict that you see present in Macbeth (please refer to the list of conflicts).

    Respond to one of the following and provide specific textual examples:

        Describe a key conflict in the play and how it corresponds to a character’s development.

        Describe two key literary techniques and elements of drama that aid in developing the conflict.

        Explain how the conflict identified in the play relates to human nature and the human condition.

 

Initial post must be 200 to 300 words in length and posted by Day 3.

 

week4.2

Sharon E. Cooper’s Mistaken Identity: A Ten Minute Play is a modern comedy that centers on the quest for love and understanding. The function of the conflict in this play and the way the literary elements and techniques enhance the conflict is different from what we studied in Macbeth.

 

In your initial post

 

    State a conflict that you see present in Mistaken Identity: A Ten Minute Play (please refer to the Types of Conflicts Found in Literature.)

    Respond to one of the following, providing specific textual references to illustrate your ideas:

        Describe a key conflict in the play and how it corresponds to a character’s development.

        Describe two key literary techniques and elements and techniques of drama that aid in developing the conflict.

        Explain how and why the conflict in this comedy is different from and/or similar to the conflict explored in tragedy.

 

Initial post must be 200 to 300 words in length and posted by Day 3.

 

week4.3

Read About Journals in ENG125: Introduction to Literature for more information about the purpose and expectations for journals.

 

As you move forward to reflect on the process of writing your Literary Analysis Draft in Week Three, watch the video Writing the Compare and Contrast Essay, which provides an overview of the writing process.  This may seem familiar if you have taken a course in introductory writing (e.g., Freshman Composition, Introduction to Composition, Composition I).  Keep this writing process in mind as you follow the instructions below to reflect on your work.

 

In this journal

 

    Discuss the process you used to write the literary analysis for the Week Three rough draft assignment.

    Describe how a literary analysis is different than other essays you have written.

    Explain what literary concept, definition, technique or conflict you found most confusing.  What did you do to try to understand that subject?

    Ask your professor questions about problems or issues you encountered during the writing process of your draft assignment. Take advantage of this opportunity to explain the challenges you faced so your instructor can provide advice to assist you.

    Share a success you experienced when creating your draft. Why do you see it as a positive move forward in your writing process and your analysis/understanding of a text?

 

When submitting your journal entry, make sure to

 

    Proofread your work for errors in grammar, mechanics, and style.

    Format the journal entry according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Refer to the Ashford Writing Center’s Sample APA Title Page for guidelines on formatting a title page in APA style.

    Provide (to the best of your ability) a reference for the text you used, including in-text citations and references listed at the end of the journal entry. Refer to the Ashford Writing Center’s Comprehensive APA Reference List Models and Citation and Reference Guide for guidelines on in text citations in APA style.

    Provide a reference for the text you used. Refer to the Ashford Writing Center’s Citation and Reference Guide for guidelines on citing sources in APA style.

    Perform a word count check to make sure the journal entry is 250 to 500 words in length.

    Save the document as a Microsoft Word or compatible .doc or .docx file.

    Use a naming convention that includes your last name, week number, and the journal number (e.g., Smith_W2.doc).

 

Week5.1

In the Critical Literary Theories handout, four different kinds of critical approaches are presented. Choose two of those critical approaches and address the points below.

 

    Describe each critical approach in detail.

    Compare and/or contrast the two critical approaches. How are they different and similar?

    Determine which critical approach you find most useful for examining the conflicts and meaning in literature.

    Explain why you chose this particular approach as the most useful. Why does it appeal to you?

 

Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length. The minimum word count does not include references.

 

week5.2

In this discussion, you will reflect on what you learned in the course.

 

Construct an open-ended question (see How to Ask an Open-ended Question handout) to ask your peers about the literature you read in the class. Avoid asking closed-end questions that require a “yes” or “no” answer. The question should not be overly broad or too general, but focus on specific literary conflicts, techniques, or themes.

 

In your initial post, please also share what you learned by reading your peers’ posts throughout the class. Review your initial response to the Clugston (2014) quote from Week One: “[T]here’s a powerful curiosity about human relationships and how to cope in the world in which we find ourselves” (section 1.1, “Connecting: Entering Into a Literary Experience,” para. 2). Based on what you learned about literature, what has changed?  How will these changes impact your perspective on literature?

 

Week5.3 Literary Analysis

 

Why Write a Literary Analysis?

Literature teaches us about the value of conflict. We experience conflict in our personal relationships and in our interactions with society. Literary analysis helps us recognize the conflict at work in literature, which gives us greater insight into the personal conflicts that we face. In addition, learning how to closely read, analyze, and critique a text is beneficial beyond a literature course in that it improves our writing, reading, and critiquing abilities overall.

 

How to Write a Literary Analysis

It is important to understand that some conflicts in literature might not always be obvious. Considering how an author addresses conflict via literary techniques can reveal other more complex conflicts or different kinds of conflicts that interact in multiple ways. Analyzing those more complicated elements can help you discover what literature represents about the human experience and condition. With this in mind, consider that your thesis might be a claim about how two pieces make similar representations, or it can show two different points of view on a similar issue.

 

The literary analysis should be organized around your thesis (argument), which is the controlling idea of the entire essay. In the Week Three assignment, you identified two conflicts and created an initial thesis statement in relation to two of the literary works from the List of Literary Works. In this assignment, you will refine that thesis even further and build on your overall argument utilizing the literary techniques below. Reflect on feedback from your Instructor and peers in previous weeks to help you revise your rough draft into a final paper.

 

For this literary analysis, write a 1250- to 1600-word essay in which you do the following:

 

    Revise/develop the thesis from Week Three based on the feedback you have received. Again, the thesis should focus on the conflict(s) you chose to write about. This thesis should provide deeper insight into the possible meanings surrounding the chosen conflict(s) that you see in the chosen literary texts. Throughout your analysis, you must use at least two primary sources and two sources from the Ashford University Library to support your thesis. Watch the ENG125 Literature Research video (Transcript) for help with finding sources from the library for your paper.

    Review and incorporate instructor and classroom feedback on at least one conflict listed in Types of Conflict Found in Literature from two literary works in this course. One of the literary works must be a short story. See the List of Literary Works and Types of Conflict Found in Literature.

    Analyze three literary techniques to help define and draw out the conflict(s) chosen.

    Explain how the texts utilize the literary techniques below to describe the conflict(s).

    Compare and contrast the two texts you chose.

 

List of Literary Works

For your Literary Analysis, select at least two works from the List of Literary Works that share the same type(s) of conflict(s). Remember, one of them must be a short story. You can either compare two short stories, a short story and a poem, or a short story and a play.

 

List of Types of Conflicts Found in Literature

In the document Types of Conflicts Found in Literature, you will find a list of possible conflicts to explore in your Literary Analysis. Please note that you must write about one of the conflicts in the list of literary texts provided. To help you better understand each conflict and how it might be apparent, examples from popular culture have been provided. However, please note that your Literary Analysis must not be about popular culture, television, or movies. The examples provided are just that--examples. Please also note that it is possible for a text to have more than one conflict at work. The repeated references to conflicts in The Simpsons provide further context on how multiple conflicts might be present in a single work. Other examples of conflict are also provided.

 

List of Literary Techniques

In your analysis, address at least three of the literary techniques (as defined in Chapters 2 and 4) listed in the document Literary Techniques, describing their relationships with the conflict(s)--which provide deeper insight into possible meaning(s) found in literature--you are addressing in your paper.

 

Assignment Requirements

 

    Topic: Your paper must address two of the texts, at least one of the conflicts, and three of the literary techniques as listed in the guidelines.

    Length: Your paper must be double spaced and 1250 to 1600 words in length (excluding title and references pages).

    Sources: You must utilize at least two primary sources to support your thesis (including the course text) and at least two scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library (at least four sources in total). You may also use other academic sources acquired from other classes that pertain to the literary theme and/or conflict.

    Elements of Academic Writing: Please see the Guide to Writing a Compare/Contrast Essay resource, which provides information regarding how to effectively organize this essay.

    APA: Your assignment must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

        Separate Title Page: Must include a separate title page that lists the following: an original title, your name, date of submission, and the professor’s name.

        Separate Reference Page: At the end of your paper, include a separate references page that lists all sources utilized for and cited within your analysis.

 

        Proper Citations: All sources must be properly cited according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center, both within the text of your paper and on the references page.

 

Subject English
Due By (Pacific Time) 07/30/2015 12:00 am
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