Choose one of the following texts:
1. “Daddy” by Sylvia Plath p. 703 – 706
2. “The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Langston Hughes p. 654
3. “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost p. 626, p. 627
Answer the following questions in paragraph format focusing on analyzing poetic elements using the 5
methodological levels of inquiry described in The Broadview Introduction to Literature – Concise Edition
(Chalykoff, L., Gordon,N., & Lumsden, P., (2015, p. xxiv – xxxii):
1. Level One: Evaluation – Do I like this text? What is my gut reaction to it?
2. Level Two: Interpretation – What is the text about?
3. Level Three: Description – What does the text look like, at least at first glance? Can you give a
quick account of its basic formal features?
4. Level Four: Analysis – How are particular formal features working, especially as they interact with
5. Level Five: Critical Analysis – How do the formal elements of a literary work connect with what
the work has to say to the reader?
Note: Please refer to the rubric at the end of this document for evaluation details.
1. The paper should be maximum 500 words or 2 pages double-spaced (not including references
and title page).
a. 12 point Times New Roman font
b. 1 inch document margins
c. Numbered pages
3. MLA style is to be used consistently throughout the assignment.
Both Socrates and Augustine write about the importance of education and the ways that one can become educated. Imagine they are in dialogue with one another. Do they agree on how we know things and how we can gain knowledge? Do they accord the body the same status? Where do they disagree or have a different emphasis? Details： The second formal paper will focus on Plato and Augustine you need to try to use some example from book “plato five dialogues ” and the book “Augustine Confessions” Translated by F.J. Sheed. Think of this topic as just that—goads to get you thinking. These are not exam questions so much as springboards for you to develop your argument about a text we have read, backing your argument with details from close reading. If a prompt contains multiple questions, do not feel that you have to address each question, much less each question in that order. As you reflect on Plato and Augustine, you should find yourself confronted by problems, questions, and issues. Settle on one of those questions and find a way of answering it. This answer should evolve into your thesis. Continue looking for passages that will challenge, support, and generally help you to develop your emerging insight about the text. Keep in mind that an interesting thesis is always debatable or not immediately obvious. As you develop evidence and arguments in support of your thesis, remember that someone else might have a different interpretation of the same passages. What might such an alternative thesis be? How would you respond to the claims of this person? Your essay must be/have the following or else it may be marked down a 1/3 of a grade (e.g., from a B+ to a B): 3-5 pages (900-1500 words) double-spaced, with paragraphs properly indented and no space between paragraphs in 12-point standard font (Times New Roman, Garamond, Book Antiqua) stapled page numbers properly proofread (consult a manual or the shorthand Technical Aspects of Writing if you have questions) do not justify your right margins (i.e., write your text as though it is a column in the newspaper, whereby the right side is smooth like the left) a title citations properly formatted. This includes citing Plato according to Stephanus paginations, not page number and referring to a text according to the proper genre (e.g., The Confessions is not a novel). Either MLA or Chicago Style is acceptable. A Works Cited page that is formatted correctly.
Stephen King, On Writing A Memoir of the Craft Only on Section: C.V.
This is a non-fiction text, but it often reads like a novel. To tell his story, King uses literary elements and techniques (i.e., imagery, dialogue, figurative language) which we often associate with fictional pieces. Identify three passages in which King uses such elements/techniques effectively. Explain the elements/techniques he uses and why they are effective. Please include the page numbers for the passages discussed.
Critical Review of “Manacles of Madness: Haywood’s The Distress’d Orphan”
Respond to the argument put forth by Dr. Luhning in her article. A Critical Reflection requires that you:
▪ Read and summarize the argument being made
▪ Discuss the evidence being used and consider whether the examples used
from the text are the most effective
▪ Respond with your own ideas or commentary
▪ This commentary much be more in-depth than “I agree” or “I disagree”: you must discuss the reasons why you either find the argument plausible or implausible, and if you believe there is a more.
Several of the poems by Alfred Tennyson have something to do with heroism and ask (directly or indirectly) questions like What makes a hero? Are there different types of heroes? Why are heroes are important to a society? Write a response paper comparing or contrasting the image of heroism in two of the poems. * Write a response paper comparing or contrasting the image of heroism in two of the poems. NB only from the poem given in the bottom “The charge of the Light Brigade”, “The Lady of Shalott”, “The Epic”, “Ulysses” and “Morte d’Arthur” [lines 170-440 of “The Passing of Arthur”, * please use simple English (words) * Give examples from the poem.
John Ruskin “form of queen’s gardens”
write a response discussing the work’s argument. How valid is the argument? What kind of appeals—emotional, logical, ethical—does the argument employ, and how effective are these appeals? For John Ruskin “form of queen’s gardens” Use examples from the poem .
Comparing or contrasting the image of heroism in two of the poems.
Several of the poems by Alfred Tennyson have something to do with heroism and ask (directly or indirectly) questions like What makes a hero? Are there different types of heroes? Why are heroes important to a society? Write a response paper comparing or contrasting the image of heroism in two of the poems. * Write a response paper comparing or contrasting the image of heroism in two of the poems. From the poem given below “The charge of the Light Brigade”, “The Lady of Shalott”, “The Epic”, “Ulysses” and “Morte d’Arthur” [lines 170-440 of “The Passing of Arthur”, * please use simple English (words) * Give examples from the poem.
Theme Analysis Essay over A Worn Path by Eudora Welty
Purpose: To critically examine and analyze the overarching themes of a story. According to Perrine, “The function of literary writers is not to state a theme but to vivify it.” Structure: You are going to take A Worn Path by Eudora Welty and discuss at least 2 themes you found throughout the story. This should resemble an academically structured essay, not just a stream of consciousness. It is strongly encouraged to use something similar to a 5-paragraph structure. There are no right or wrong answers…you are using your critical thinking and reading skills to come up with your own ideas about how specific themes are present in the story of your choosing. You must have sufficient proof of why your ideas are right. Use the story and cite phrases that back up your ideas frequently. This is not a summary of the story! Be sure you are interpreting and analyzing. You will put meaning into themes of the story. Your essay should also contain a properly formatted MLA Works Cited page. You are required to have one source, the Perrine textbook. Remember that if you have a source listed in the Works Cited page, it must be present as an in-text citation in the body of the essay and vice versa. Audience: You are writing for someone who has read the stories and wants to know more about your perspective. Logistics: • Double-spaced, titled, Times New Roman, 12-point font, 1-inch margins, MLA formatting. • A minimum of 4 full pages of writing not including Works Cited page. • Only one source is required, the Perrine textbook. • Academic language should be used throughout this essay, but you may have instances where first or second person statements may be applicable. o Omit slang, jargon, casual, conversational, or curse words. o Omit questions from academic writing.
Compare and contrast different poets and poems.
Its a poetry paper, MLA formated, and the topic is to compare and contrast the following poets/poems. The choices are: 1.- The echoing green, the chimney sweeper and London by William Blake
2.- I sing the body electric and Song of myself by Walt Whitman 3.- A Supermarket in California by Allen Ginsberg. You can choose any two of these three poets and compare/contrast each other, and analyze each of their poems in detail. Blake has three poems: the echoing green, the chimney sweeper and London. Ginsberg has only one A supermarket in California and Walt Whitman has two poems: A song of myself and I sing the body electric.
In these works, the role of women is greatly expanded, as women assume major roles in the plot of each drama. How do women figure prominently into these works? Choose two examples to discuss (compare/contrast).
Henrik Ibsen: A Doll House (Nora)
Anton Chekhov: A Proposal (Natasha)