Stephen Crane: The Open Boat, 750-900 Word Essay, writing homework help
Essay 2 is due this week. Write a 750-950 word essay on one of the following topics. Aim for a 5-paragraph essay structure ( introduction with thesis, three or more body paragraphs, and a conclusion). The word count does not include the Works Cited page or formatting.
- Write a critical analysis of one of the works below:
- Stephen Crane: The Open Boat
Jack London: To Build a Fire
Sarah O. Jewett: A White Heron
Willa Cather, Paul’s Case
Ernest Hemingway: Big Two-Hearted River: Part I and Part IIee cummings: I carry your heart with me ( I carry it in my heart)
ee cummings: Buffalo Bill’s defunct
ee cummings: In just spring
T. S. Eliot: Author Bio
T. S. Eliot: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
TS Eliot: The Hollow Men
Your essay should be formatted in MLA style, including double spacing throughout. All sources should be properly cited both in the text and on a works cited page. As with most academic writing, this essay should be written in third person. Please avoid both first person (I, we, our, etc.) and second person (you, your).
You should use the online APUS library to look for scholarly sources. Be careful that you don’t create a “cut and paste” paper of information from your various sources. Your ideas are to be new and freshly constructed. Also, take great care not to plagiarize.
Whatever topic you choose you will need a debatable thesis. A thesis is not a fact, a quote, or a question. It is your position on the topic. The reader already knows the story; you are to offer him a new perspective based on your observations.
Since the reader is familiar with the story, summary is unnecessary. Rather than tell him what happened, tell him what specific portions of the story support your thesis.
- Literature 200 Level Rubric.doc (38 KB)