Assignment: Your goal is to construct a rhetorical analysis of Harriet Brown’s essay: “How My Life Changed with One Sentence” (AOC, 204-212). You will examine how the author develops her argument and evaluate how well she convinces her intended audience. Your evaluation will demonstrate your understanding of rhetorical appeals. You should plan to talk about which rhetorical moves the author chooses and whether those choices are effective based on her intended audience.
Keep in mind that you are not agreeing or disagreeing with the argument, only analyzing it.
What is a literary analysis essay? One way to make better sense of this assignment’s expectations is to examine the words literary and analysis individually. As students learned earlier in the chapter, literary nonfiction is a branch of writing that reports on actual events, places, or people, employing literary techniques and an artistic vision normally associated with fiction or poetry. When students analyze a piece of writing, examine its components to gain a deeper understanding of the whole. Therefore, in the essay, analyze the forms used in a particular piece of literary nonfiction to give the reader insight into the piece as a whole.
For this paper your essay choices are “My Family’s Slave” and “Notes of a Native Son”
First, identify the nonfiction form that is most important in the selection—for example, a sense of place. Next, explain why the author’s sense of place is important. One way to analyze the piece through the lens of sense of place is to imagine how the selection would be different without the form. Use the following information to help structure the essay.
In the first paragraph, identify the essay’s title and author. The opening paragraph must provide a broad but accurate synopsis of the selected essay as well as a clearly defined thesis statement. The literary analysis essay thesis statement should identify the one or two nonfiction forms to discuss in the body paragraphs and how the form(s) affect(s) the piece.
When writing about literature, refer to actions and events in the present tense. For example, instead of writing The main character wanted to go to Bolivia, write The main character wants to go to Bolivia.
If writing about one nonfiction form, each body paragraph should provide an in-depth analysis of closely related examples of that form. If choosing two nonfiction forms, present a balanced exploration of both forms (e.g., two paragraphs of approximately the same length for each form). As for supporting evidence, provide appropriate and sufficient direct quotations, paraphrases, and/or summaries, properly cited. Finally, when mentioning a secondary character or related plot point that is not mentioned in the opening paragraph synopsis, this character or plot point should be explained briefly.
The closing paragraph should restate the main ideas discussed in the essay, and remember a strong conclusion includes something that resonates with the reader.
Write 500–600 words, five paragraph minimum
Follow standard MLA style format requirements
Two pages double spaced 12 pt. font, MLA format. There will not be a works cited page for this assignment as it is our preliminary essay. Please use character analysis to develop the protagonist and the “How to Write a Thematic Essay Prompt” Remember to incorporate inferences, theme, and the author’s message. Be sure to use supporting evidence (context clues).
Shooting an Elephant
The details on the topic and requirements will be included in attachments to this order. It s important to have a clear thesis statement. I also want to make sure that it is 4 full pages. in one of the attachments it says it can be between 3-4 pages.. but I want 4 please. Thank you in advance for the help!
Then choose 2 classmates to respond to in at least 50 words. Please go beyond, “Great point!” Say things like, “I agree because…,” “I disagree because…” or, “I hadn’t thought of that, and …” Please make an attempt to reply to a classmate who wrote on a different prompt than you did. That way, you can show off your knowledge and thoughts about the work
the reading will be uploaded and the classmate replys
Your essay must address a specific essay topic. (See list below.) Indicate which topic you have selected. Giver your essay a title. Make sure that your essay has a clear argument. Stick to your essay topic, and make sure you analyse, paraphrase, and quote from your selected text or texts in order to support your argument. In other words, you will be doing close reading in your essay; and since it is an essay you will do more than that too. You will provide a context for your analysis. The context might be historical, or biographical, or thematic; or it might refer to literary genre, or literary history. This may all sound very difficult. But what your essay is about will largely be determined by the essay prompt you select. So that is a big help! You must write in clear, grammatical sentences that make up coherent and cohesive paragraphs. A paragraph should have a controlling idea, or a topic sentence. Just as sentences need to follow logically from one to the next, so do paragraphs. Your essay must have an introduction and a conclusion. You do not need to incorporate secondary, or critical, sources into your essay, though you can if you wish. You might find it useful to turn to the head notes and liner notes in the Norton anthologies, or to the pages of English Literature in Context, or American History: A Short Introduction. If you do use any of these critical sources (or others) by quoting from them and/or paraphrasing the author’s language, make sure you use proper citation in the body of your essay. Provide a bibliography, or works cited list. Use MLA citation, or some other form of documentation if you are comfortable with it. Select one of the following essay prompts: 1. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy: it begins with disruption of the social order, and it ends with restoration of the social order. Yet this does not mean that the play is necessarily sympathetic with rulers, or equally sympathetic or unsympathetic with all of them. In this essay, stake out a position on how you think the rulers come out in the play. Why is this important? 2. The introduction to Benjamin Franklin’s life and work in The Norton Anthology of American Literature Volume 1 claims that “[the writings of Franklin] helped inaugurate the new national sensibility that emerged after the American Revolution”. Write an essay about Franklin in which you examine what is “new” in Franklin’s writing. 3. Geoffrey Chaucer, the “father of English Literature,” was a satirist. Write an essay that examines Chaucer’s satire as it is practiced upon any two of his pilgrims. What is the aim of the satire? 4. William Blake famously said that John Milton “was of the devil’s party without knowing it.” What do you think he meant by this? Argue for or against this claim, based upon your close reading and interpretation of selected lines from Book One of Paradise Lost. 5. Examine how Alexander Hamilton in Federalist no. 1 and James Madison in Federalist no. 10 make the case that effective government is needed to secure individual liberty. 6. Select either two or three poems from our Week 40 reading schedule and discuss what you think makes them Romantic poems. Pay attention to textual details. 7. Mary Wollstonecraft proclaims in A Vindication of the Rights of Women that “the soft phrases, susceptibility of heart, delicacy of sentiment, and refinement of taste, are almost synonymous with epithets of weakness.” What do you think she means?
Discuss your thoughts on the novel “The Maltese Falcon.” Consider the following: -What do you feel is the actual crime present at the heart of the narrative? -How did all of Chandler’s setting details set the mood of the novel? -Marlow comes in contact with thugs, lowlifes, cops, and the rich. Does he speak to everybody the same? -In thinking of the characters and their socioeconomic status levels in the book, what types of social critique if Chandler trying to make within The Big Sleep?
Your job will be to write an argumentative/persuasive essay telling me whether or not you believe Beowulf is an ideal hero. You must tell me what a traditional “hero” is, and what you think a king SHOULD look like (using history and examples); you must tell me what kind of person Beowulf is; and then finally, answer the question based on your findings.
The paper must be 5 paragraphs long, in this order – Intro, Paragraph 1 on history of heroes and kings, Paragraph 2 on Beowulf’s background and personality, Paragraph 3 on your answer to the question and why you feel that way, Conclusion. Each paragraph must have at least 5 complete sentences.
Papers must hit a minimum length requirement of 2 FULL pages.
Papers must be written in Times New Roman, 12 pt font, double spaced.
Papers must have a creative title and a heading.
Headings should be in the left hand corner, and should include your name, Mrs. Barney, the class period, and the date.
Papers must be written in 3RD PERSON (no you’s or I’s).
This time, you may use up to 10 “be” verbs. (am, is, are, was, were, be, being, been) One point will be deducted for every “be” verb used after 10.
Analyze the “wooing” scene (5.2) in Henry V. Pay special attention to the way Henry and the French Duke of Burgundy talk about Katherine as a metaphor for France near the end of this passage). As always, the best answers will be grounded in the text of the plays. Use plenty of examples/quotes from the text.
How historical lenses can affect the study of a historical topic. Using the below secondary source article Malloy, S. L. (2012). ‘A very pleasant way to die’: Radiation effects and the decision to use the atomic bomb against Japan. Diplomatic History, 36(3), 515–545. Retrieved from http://ezproxy.snhu.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=cookie,ip,url,cpid&custid=shapiro&db=a9h&AN=74547716&site=ehost-live&scope=site Read the article, write a discussion post (150 to 200 words) about which of the following lenses you believe the article is using: social, political, economic, or other. Use at least two quotes from your source to justify your choice of lens. Definitions of Lenses Social Lens: This lens focuses on people and their interactions with others. It explores areas of ethnicity, class, and gender. Examining the actions and behaviors of how different groups of people interact with each other—and within their own group—provides historians with a great deal of insight into the past. Political Lens: Not focusing solely on politicians and governments, the political lens looks at the relationship of those who have power and those who do not. Historians using a “political lens” seek answers about the ways in which legislation and law influence the lives of individuals. How do individuals (and groups of individuals) react and respond to these? What methods do they employ to create and/or change the “rules” under which they live? Economic Lens: This lens focuses on the local, national, or international economy, all of which are central to the lives of every living person. While it conjures images of corporations and economic systems, the economic lens also focuses on government regulation of businesses, the relationships between capital and labor, business strategies such as marketing or horizontal integration, and the relationships between business and consumers. Other Lenses: Falling somewhere in between these three broad categories, or perhaps overlapping one or more of them, are other lenses available to historians. Each of these lenses helps clarify a specific area of the human past: the environment, the military, science and technology, and so forth.