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– use mla citation form (in-text citation).

MUST BE COMPLETELY ORIGINAL- GOES THROUGH PLAGARISM CHECKER BY TEACHER
The seminar paper involves a study of how the style of a text helps shape its meaning.
***Focus on one aspect of the text, both analyzing and interpreting it to arrive at a statement of meaning of the text as a whole. In other words, how does this one aspect shape meaning, help convey meaning, contribute to meaning? Analyze one passage/section that you see as a window onto a theme of the text. In this case, you would provide a close analysis of that passage, interpret it, and then provide specific evidence in the text that supports your analysis. *****
• Thesis-driven, substantial support, in-text citations, Works Cited page.
• Three/fourths to one full, typed page in length, single-spaced; 12 pt. Times New Roman. The paper may be from one to three paragraphs depending on the thesis and the organization.
• Use specific evidence, correctly cited, regarding that aspect.
• NB: Lead with a thesis statement—a formal introduction is not part of this paper. The thesis should be the first sentence on the page and be separate from the body of the paper.
• Conclude with one or two sentences—a formal conclusion is not part of this paper.
– • To avoid passive voice and to use literary present tense
– use MLA citation form (in-text citation).

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Explain the importance of the town crier, ogene, music, and drums in?things fall apart.

For our discussion of Things Fall Apart, respond to one of the two following prompts. Make sure one of your response posts addresses the prompt you didn’t write about in your initial post.
Option 1:
Explain the importance of the town crier, Ogene, music, and drums in?Things Fall Apart. How do Unoka’s amazing skills as a musician contribute to the epic contempt Okonkwo harbors?
Option 2:
Okonkwo loves Ezinma dearly. Why does he not show that love to others in the community? In what way is Ezinma’s deportment like most of the men in the villages? What are some examples of female bonding? Why is this bonding important?
Remember that you’re required to respond to two of your peers’ posts. When responding, extend the conversation by returning to the assigned texts for additional evidence, analysis, and/or commentary, with the purpose of bringing fresh insight to the work of your peers.

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What are some examples of female bonding?

For our discussion of Things Fall Apart, respond to one of the two following prompts. Make sure one of your response posts addresses the prompt you didn’t write about in your initial post.
Option 1:
Explain the importance of the town crier, Ogene, music, and drums in?Things Fall Apart. How do Unoka’s amazing skills as a musician contribute to the epic contempt Okonkwo harbors?
Option 2:
Okonkwo loves Ezinma dearly. Why does he not show that love to others in the community? In what way is Ezinma’s deportment like most of the men in the villages? What are some examples of female bonding? Why is this bonding important?
Remember that you’re required to respond to two of your peers’ posts. When responding, extend the conversation by returning to the assigned texts for additional evidence, analysis, and/or commentary, with the purpose of bringing fresh insight to the work of your peers.

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How do you know?

Your Task is to write a thesis-based paper that focuses on one text we’ve read from the course. The purpose of a literary analysis essay is to carefully examine and sometimes evaluate a work of literature or an aspect of a work of literature. As with any analysis, this requires you to break the subject down into its component parts. Examining the different elements of a piece of literature is not an end in itself but rather a process to help you better appreciate and understand the work of literature as a whole.
For instance, an analysis of a poem might deal with the different types of images in a poem or with the relationship between the form and content of the work. If you were to analyze (discuss and explain) a play, you might analyze the relationship between a subplot and the main plot, or you might analyze the character flaw of the tragic hero by tracing how it is revealed through the acts of the play. Analyzing a short story might include identifying a particular theme (like the difficulty of making the transition from adolescence to adulthood) and showing how the writer suggests that theme through the point of view from which the story is told; or you might also explain how the main character’s attitude toward women is revealed through his dialogue and/or actions.
Your topic can be stylistic (such as diction, syntax, plot structure, imagery, tone of voice, point of view, characterization) or thematic (such as race, gender, social class, religion, economy, technology, time, language, fatherhood, motherhood, childhood, reason and emotion, reality and imagination, nature and culture, society and individual, city and country, life and death), or some combination of the two dimensions (such as religious symbolism, socio-linguistic fragmentation, etc.
Make a claim about a literary work and prove it through textual evidence and analysis.
Consider: What is the author saying? How do you know?
Paper Guidelines:
(1) Thesis: To make your thesis original, avoid discussing an obvious and cliched focus. Do not summarize the story.
(2) Body Paragraphs: As you demonstrate your thesis in your body paragraphs, quote specific textual examples as necessary, and analyze them in your own words. Examine not only their surface meanings but also their underneath-level significance, to clarify what factors—social, historical, cultural, etc.—are at work to make the similarity/difference happen in those texts.
Grading rubric and paper examples are in our Files.
(3) MLA formatting (header, heading, Times New Roman, double-spacing, etc.)
(4) Submitted as Microsoft Word
(5) Cite information in MLA format
(6) Works Cited page in MLA format
(7) Unique title
(8) 800 – 900 words
*****We have read mostly Poems & short stories in my class but we also read Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. That might be the easiest to write a paper on. But a few short stories or poems we read are:
O’Connor – “Good Country People”
O’Connor – “A Good Man is Hard to Find”
Updike – “A&P”
Joyce – “Araby”
****My email is karolinem100@yahoo.com

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Issue on your own.

This summative assessment is in the form of an extended piece of writing that is both a
literary analysis and explanatory piece which identifies correlating themes both within
the book, American Street, but also in American society today. The assignment will also
ask you, as you discuss a societal issue both in 2000s Detroit/Haiti and 2022 America,
to include an in-depth analysis of a character and their role or function within that society
as they contribute to or fight against the societal issue. Introduce and discuss the
societal issue in great detail with relevant and properly cited facts and analyze your
character’s role through an analysis of their speech, thoughts, actions, and effects on
others. Place that character’s actions in the context of today and explain how their
actions perpetuate or ameliorate the problem. You may decide on both the character and
issue on your own. Some possible topic suggestions include: The American dream,
trauma, violence, & desperation, poverty, flaws in the criminal justice system (plea deals,
mass incarceration, false accusations leading to arrests/sentencing, cruel & unusual
punishment), immigration (ICE), religious practices, gentrification, mental health, the war
on drugs, etc.

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American Literature

Issue on your own.

This summative assessment is in the form of an extended piece of writing that is both a
literary analysis and explanatory piece which identifies correlating themes both within
the book, American Street, but also in American society today. The assignment will also
ask you, as you discuss a societal issue both in 2000s Detroit/Haiti and 2022 America,
to include an in-depth analysis of a character and their role or function within that society
as they contribute to or fight against the societal issue. Introduce and discuss the
societal issue in great detail with relevant and properly cited facts and analyze your
character’s role through an analysis of their speech, thoughts, actions, and effects on
others. Place that character’s actions in the context of today and explain how their
actions perpetuate or ameliorate the problem. You may decide on both the character and
issue on your own. Some possible topic suggestions include: The American dream,
trauma, violence, & desperation, poverty, flaws in the criminal justice system (plea deals,
mass incarceration, false accusations leading to arrests/sentencing, cruel & unusual
punishment), immigration (ICE), religious practices, gentrification, mental health, the war
on drugs, etc.

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American Literature

Issue on your own.

This summative assessment is in the form of an extended piece of writing that is both a
literary analysis and explanatory piece which identifies correlating themes both within
the book, American Street, but also in American society today. The assignment will also
ask you, as you discuss a societal issue both in 2000s Detroit/Haiti and 2022 America,
to include an in-depth analysis of a character and their role or function within that society
as they contribute to or fight against the societal issue. Introduce and discuss the
societal issue in great detail with relevant and properly cited facts and analyze your
character’s role through an analysis of their speech, thoughts, actions, and effects on
others. Place that character’s actions in the context of today and explain how their
actions perpetuate or ameliorate the problem. You may decide on both the character and
issue on your own. Some possible topic suggestions include: The American dream,
trauma, violence, & desperation, poverty, flaws in the criminal justice system (plea deals,
mass incarceration, false accusations leading to arrests/sentencing, cruel & unusual
punishment), immigration (ICE), religious practices, gentrification, mental health, the war
on drugs, etc.

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Describe the “battle royal” and why it is relevant to this matter of anonymity.

Analyze why the identity of the narrator in Invisible Man?is not revealed to the audience. Describe the “Battle Royal” and why it is relevant to this matter of anonymity. It could be argued that the Battle Royal is a scene that repeats itself numerous times throughout the novel. Identify one such repetition, and discuss how it illuminates the anonymity question.
Remember that you’re required to respond to two of your peers’ posts. When responding to your peers, extend the conversation by returning to assigned texts for additional evidence, analysis, and/or commentary, with the purpose of bringing fresh insight to the work of your peers.

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We have to pick a motif and do research on it including find evidence, explaining it and connecting it back to our topic based on a book called the new york trilogy

We have to pick a motif and do research on it including find evidence, explaining it and connecting it back to our topic based on a book called the New York trilogy

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The novel also invokes class, gender, and sexuality as components of their dynamic—and some might say volatile—sense of self.

Race is an obvious determinant of both Clare’s and Irene’s respective identities in Nella Larsen’s Passing. The novel also invokes class, gender, and sexuality as components of their dynamic—and some might say volatile—sense of self. Choose one of these modes of identity (class, gender, or sexuality), and discuss a passage or incident from the novel in which it is linked to race. Make sure to analyze specific language from the text as part of your post. Remember that you’re required to respond to two of your peers’ posts. When responding to your peers, extend the conversation by returning to assigned texts for additional evidence, analysis, and/or commentary, with the purpose of bringing fresh insight to the work of your peers.