Literary Analysis of Short Story

hello class your next essay is literary analysis of short story your rough draft due date is Wednesday October 31st and rough draft due date November 1st Thursday but on Thursday November 1st is the only time I want you to email me your rough draft and the completed peer review that your partner completed over your own essay so you do not have to send me anything on Wednesday October 31st your final due date is November Friday November 2nd by 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time no late work it’s accepted no exceptions length is nine hundred to a thousand words eleven and twelve point font Times New Roman double-spaced MLA format the directions are to choose a short story from the sections below here the section selections you will need to explore analyze and evaluate your chosen short story the short stories I’ve given you a Charlotte Perkins Gilman the Yellow Wallpaper Alice Walker’s everyday use Ambrose Bierce and occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Zora Neale Hurston sweat in Joyce Carol Oates where are you going where have you been if you notice I gave you a link to every single website that you can find or to a website that you can find a short story in so all you have to do is click on it to read the short story reminders you need a works cited page refer to your dynamic argument text book for literary devices to analyze read your short story critically analyze question infer interpret and evaluate don’t forget you need to use MLA format do not forget to upload your final paper to safeassign by 11:59 p.m. since you’re staying tied by Friday November 2nd do not use first or second person if you use first a second person you will earn an automatic 50 do not use contractions and do not write a book report so the literary analysis short story is very similar to the literary analysis of poetry however the short story deals with different literary devices there will be some common ground literary devices that go with both poetry and short story but you are concentrating on the ones that deal with short story only and please refer to your textbook dynamic argument in the section fiction is you know what it’s listed as under the literary analysis chapter and that is in your textbook chapter 11 literary arguments within chapter 11 find the little section after poetry that says fiction so with your literary novels short story again any short story that you are doing you need to make sure that you include the title the short story and if you notice on the short stories on all of them I put them in quotation marks they all go in quotation marks do not italicize the short story so the first sentence should give the title and the author for instance in her short story where are you going where have you been author Joyce Carol Oates not only delves into the precarious world of teenage sexuality but also surveys the vulnerability of the female psyche this is the kind of collegiate writing I am looking for I do not want Joyce Carol Oates gives a great story you need to really use critical thinking and critical reading with these short stories your claim statement is the last sentence of your introduction paragraph so it says filled with strong themes of sexuality Oates explores both the duality of human nature and the ultimate corruption of innocence so what is her main literary term that this writer is using is theme that is her big main literary device but she will be still talking about other literary devices in her paper and I’ll show you for instance the story setting although also covers a full spectrum so her literary term that she is using and it needs to be mentioned in your topic set topic sentence is setting however she uses imagery to help support the setting topic sentence for the next one is the theme the topic sentence is allegory so again in each topic sentence you should be analyzing the specific literary devices that help or not help the short story convey the message that the author wanted to convey so focus on that and do not focus with the entire message of the story you’re supposed to be focusing on what how the literary devices help or hurt the message of the short story so for your or excited page do not forget you need to have your lead-in and if your lead-in is a complete sentence then you can put a colon sorry a colon if your sentence is a complete sentence put a colon and then quote and then the last name of the of the author and it’s not the last name of whoever is talking it’s always the last name of the writer if the short story has a page number please put the page number if it does not have a page number do not put the page number again and if your sentence you’re leading is not a complete sentence put a comma direct quote and then last name of the author and page number if it if it has it if it doesn’t have it no page number with this example with this example that I’m showing you they had more sources because the paper was 2,500 to 3,000 words yours is not that long so I’m still keeping it to one source so going with one source will be on the the MLA lecture also there was um if you want to send me your rough draft so I can review it you can send it to me no later than Monday October 29th by noon o’clock twelve o’clock Central Standard Time so again if you want to send your rough draft to me send it no later than twelve o’clock Central Standard Time that’s noon Monday October 29th thank you and make sure you listen to the lecture on MLA format

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