Task–Literature Analysis Essay
Write a 3- to 5-page essay that analyzes one or more of the works discussed during the second half of the semester. These works include the following:
- J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief
- Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give
Your “Course Documents” in the “Writing Literature Essays” folder in your Blackboard course shell contains much information about how to write a literary analysis essay.
For this assignment, you must write an argument that provides your interpretation/ analysis of the work and supports that claim with appropriate and sufficient details (evidence) from the work. Your interpretation must come from your own reading and thinking about the work—not from critical or literary analyses you have read about it (including CliffNotes and SparkNotes).
You do not need outside sources. When referring to the work(s), use only author and title. If you do use outside sources in addition to your chosen work(s), (1) use parenthetical citation in the text of your essay and (2) include at the end of the essay a Works Cited page (MLA format). Not to document sources constitutes plagiarism.