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English 102

Written Assignments
Written Assignment #1:
Write a comparison contrast essay about the two young women in the stories by James
Joyce and Joyce Carol Oates. Analyze each character separately and the choice each one
has to make about staying
home or leaving. Compare and contrast the two analyses and
state a conclusion. Be sure to sue the planning

outlining

publishing and revising model.
If
you wish
, you may research and discuss opposing views to yours and argue why your
opinion is more credib
le. Review the checklist on page 48 in the text before submitting
your final publish.
Minimum Length: 500 words
Written Assignment #2:
Choose any two stories that you have read in the textbook that both focus on the same
theme. Write an essay explaining
how the different literary elements that we discuss
reveal the theme to the reader. Research different literary criticisms of the stories you
have chosen. Comment on ideas and conclusions you have found that you differ from
your own opinion and discuss w
hy your ideas are better. Be sure to use evidence from
the text of stories themselves to back up your opinion statements. Follow the format on
page 90 of your textbook. As always, make sure to cite all your sources using the MLA
guidelines reviewed in
lesson 2.
Minimum Length: 500 words
Written Assignment #3:
Select two or more poems from the readings that you believe have similar
themes. Your thesis is to show the reader how these poems point to this
particular theme. Analyze each poem according to
each of the elements of the
poem discussed in chapter 8 to show how each of the elements points to this
theme. Make sure to use the text of the poem itself as evidence to support your
thesis. Research what others have said about these poems and use this
as
evidence as well. As always, make sure to document all sources using the MLA
guidelines.
Minimum Length: 500 words
Written Assignment #
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:
Choose a play and write a critical essay discussing the overriding them or themes.
State a thesis of what you
consider to be the overriding theme of the play. Discuss
how all the dramatic elements we learned about in the previous chapter can be
used as evidence to support your thesis. Research other opinions which support
or argue against your thesis and address
them accordingly. Restate your thesis as
a conclusion and briefly restate your supporting evidence. Document all sources
using the MLA format.
Minimum Length: 500 words
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Written Assignment #5:
Choose a piece of literature from the textbook that you cons
ider being the best
one you’ve read in this course. Make a thesis statement about this piece
describing what makes it so good. Discuss what elements make it so good, i.e.,
plot, setting, conflict theme, etc. Compare and contrast this piece with similar
p
ieces written by other authors. Discuss what other commentators or critics have
to say about this piece and comment on them. Discuss what external elements,
such as the author’s background may have influenced the writing of this piece.
Restate your thesi
s as a conclusion and briefly restate your supporting evidence.
Document all sources using the MLA format.
Minimum Length: 500 words
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