Topics in Literature Assignment Details, writing homework help

Description:

Deliverable Length: Compare and contrast essay (300–450 words)

Course Objectives:

  • Define key literary terms, such as plot, character, setting, point of view, figurative language, symbolism, and style.
  • Relate central ideas of specific literary works to contemporary issues.

Assignment

You will compare and contrast the literary styles of two authors from this week’s readings. Please select one of the suggested parings from this week’s readings below to compare and contrast in your assignment.

  • “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner and “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins
  • “A&P” by John Updike and “Araby” by James Joyce
  • “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner and “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell
  • “Death of Salesman” by Arthur Miller and “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry
  • “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry and “The Piano Lesson” by August Wilson

You have the choice of writing an essay of 300-450 words or creating a PowerPoint slideshow of 300-450 words for this assignment. Please include an introductory paragraph (or slide) that hooks the reader and introduces the two stories, and a clear concluding paragraph (or slide) that summarizes the main ideas of the paper and leaves the reader with a closing thought. In the body of the essay or PowerPoint, specifically discuss three points of your choosing below:

  • Compare and contrast a major plot element of each story or play.
  • Compare and contrast the theme of each story or play.
  • Compare and contrast the setting of each story or play.
  • Compare and contrast the point of view of each story or play.
  • Compare and contrast a character from each story or play.
  • Compare and contrast the tone and style of each story or play.
  • Compare and contrast symbolism found in each story or play.

Please submit your assignment.

You will be graded on the following:

Grading Criteria

Adherence to deliverable length, proper grammar, and APA format

10%

Introductory paragraph (or slide) that hooks the reader and introduces the two stories/plays

15%

Compares and contrasts three points from the following list: plot, theme, setting, point of view, character, tone and style, and symbolism

60%

Concluding paragraph (or slide) that summarizes the main ideas of the paper and leaves the reader with a closing thought

15%

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