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This is two assignments (pre writing and the actual paper)
Assignment 1: As prewriting in preparation for your literary analysis, choose three questions to ask yourself about “Enemies and Friends” or “The Necklace” that involve a literary element. You may make all three questions about the same story, or about different stories. For instance, you might choose to ask yourself a question about characterization in “Enemies and Friends” or how symbolism functions in “The Necklace.” Then write at least one paragraph for each of your three questions in which you begin to answer them, citing specific examples for the text.
Next, choose the question/paragraph that you feel is the strongest or about which you most want to write, and rewrite the paragraph, being sure to make at least three points about your topic that you might later develop into body paragraphs.
Finally, try your hand at drafting a thesis statement. The thesis statement should essentially be an answer to the question you originally asked yourself. Remember that it must also be arguable, and that you are making a defending an argument about how a literary component functions in the story in your analysis.
Using your prewriting as a starting point, ask yourself a question about how to interpret one the literary components of “Enemies and Friends” or "The Necklace": character, theme, metaphor, setting, description, dialogue, or plot. Use the question to shape your thesis. The thesis must make an argument about the text.
In the body of your essay, find specific portions of the text that back up your argument.Briefly summarize the context of this portion of the text, quote the portion, and then interpret what this portion means in relation to the rest of the story. When writing about texts, summary is the most familiar mode for students in a College Writing I class, so be careful not to get sucked into writing too much summary. Ask yourself, “Have I written only about what the text says, or have I also written at length about what it means?”
In your conclusion, tell us the “so what”—why does it matter that, for instance, the setting conveys the theme?
Use in-text citations and a works cited page.
Word Count: At least 500 words
Format, Style, and Rationale:
Your goal is to accomplish the course objectives of writing clear, concise, and informative essays and preparing to take other writing-intensive courses at King’s.
Write a detailed essay that interprets the text with deep insight.
Communicate clearly; proofread, check grammar and spelling, and edit for wordiness.
Format your paper using MLA style. Refer to the MLA handbook. Use MLA parenthetical citations and works cited page.
This essay must be written in third person POV.
Assignment 1: As prewriting in preparation for your literary analysis, choose three questions to ask yourself about “Enemies and Friends” or “The Necklace” that involve a literary element. You may make all three questions about the same story, or about different stories.