1000 words (6 paragraphs).
Focus on one primary (literary) source from Modules 6-10.
Use two (2) secondary sources from Modules 6-10 or outside sources.
Use an introduction, thesis, body paragraphs, and a conclusion.
Use MLA Documentation.
Choose any literary work from Modules 6-10 as your primary source to write this literary analysis.
Focus on symbolism in the work you are analyzing.
Symbolism is the use of arbitrary symbols as representations of objects or ideas.
A symbol is (in general terms) anything that stands for something else.
In literature, a symbol is expected to have significance.
Consider the following suggestions in organizing this literary analysis:
* Create a short, original title reflective of your thesis.
* Introduce the plot but avoid plot summary.
* Focus on symbolism in the work.
* Present a strong thesis.
* Use topic sentences in your body paragraphs.
* Use quotations in the body paragraphs to support your thesis.
* Introduce quotations (perhaps via ‘tags’).
* Use quotation marks around exact words from borrowed sources.
* Follow quotations with commentary in your own words.
* Conclude paragraphs in your own words.
* Finish your paper by summarizing the key points; re-state the thesis.
* Control secondary sources; they should not overwhelm your paper.
* Document sources via parenthetical and bibliographic citations.
* Follow MLA conventions for both (use the author’s last name in citations).
* Use parenthetical citations if you quote, paraphrase, or even summarize from a source.
* Cite complete source information in the Works Cited Page.
* Revise before sending to check grammar, phrasing, and sentence structure.
* Revise before sending to check spelling and punctuation.
* Strive for clarity and conciseness; avoid redundancy