Elaborating on the specific short story, the Lonesome bodybuilder. Decrypting symbolism in different elements of the story. Reflecting off the rubric and fluent and complete essay, with good transitions, not jotting down just symbolism, understanding the full Birdseye view! As well a good thesis statement!
Choose one or two poems by one of the following poets: Edgar Allan Poe, William Cullen
Bryant, or Phillis Wheatley. (The poem must be one of the assigned readings in your
textbook). Analyze the poem(s) thoroughly, considering aspects such as theme(s), verse
form(s), political, cultural, social, economic, religious, literary, and historical background,
and the thematic significance of important figures of speech. Remember to choose an
appropriate title and in your introduction an opening sentence and a clear thesis statement
that will attract the reader. After your discussion, be sure to “tie up” your essay with an
appropriate conclusion. Include direct quotes from the primary sources for analysis and
support. If you wrote on one of these authors in a previous paper for this class, you cannot
write on that same author again.
Write a minimum of 250 words regarding the following:
1. In his essay, “The Art of Fiction” (1884), Henry James writes that “[t]he only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does compete with life….”–in other words, that it reflects reality. Daisy Miller, while compact, is full of detail and social commentary. After reading the novel and looking at the brief Powerpoint about the characteristics of American Literary Realism posted in the Week 4 Module (“AMERICAN LITERARY REALISM”), please share your thoughts:
Connect: Each of the slides in the Powerpoint refers to a characteristic of American Literary Realism. Apply 2 of those characteristics to the text. Use at least one line or passage from the book for support of each characteristic that you choose; include page number(s) if available.
Ponder: Language in 19th-century novels–even those that are American in origin–can sound a bit “foreign” to our ear. How do you feel about the diction in Daisy Miller? How does it affect your reading of the novel?
Include a word count. Do not rely on the Canvas word counter.Here is an online word count tool: https://www.wordcounttool.com/ (Links to an external site.)
Above is the book link
Write a 3-4 page paper that tackles the question: What does it mean to be an American? You must write about your thoughts on the following author’s perspective of this question based on their writing(s). This essay will be written based on the following author and his writings: Crévecoeur, J. Hector St. John de. “Letter III: What is an American?” from The Norton Anthology of American Literature, edited by Robert Levine et al., 10th ed., Vol. A, W.W. Norton, 2022, pp. 634-650.
Write a three-paragraph summary for the story, “To Build a Fire.”
Focus on how the setting was so important to the story.
Discussion board assignment. In your answer, include (a) discussion of specific ideas presented in the topic overviews and (b) discussion of at least 1 specific example myth or epic and at least 1 specific example fantasy/sci-fi/or related narrative from the unit. You should also mention (c) any previous experience you have with reading and/or otherwise studying these types of texts. Your post should be a couple of well-developed paragraphs. Please include the question you’re answering at the top of your post.
Final publish Paper
Write about the lonesome bodybuilder by Yukiko Motoya, analyzing symbols or motifs in the story.
All other info is included below
Write a three-paragraph summary for the story, “The Storm.”
Focus on how the setting was so important to the story. The
plagiarism report must be attached as well, thanks.
Choose one of the following topics and write a polished essay of about 750 words (3-4 double spaced
typed pages). The essay requires not less than 2 secondary sources in addition to your primary sources
(the literature you are analyzing). Before writing your essay, reread your notes and assigned textbook
reading(s) just to refresh your memory. Also, it might be useful to reread a composition textbook to
remind yourself of the guidelines on how to write a clearly-defined thesis statement, well-developed
paragraph(s), and an essay using the current MLA or APA or Turabian parenthetical method of
documentation for your quotations and any secondary sources you cite. To let your instructor know
which style of documentation you are using, write current MLA, APA, or Turabian in the title of your
essay as follows: Title – Citation style (e.g., “Christians and the Study of American Literature – APA”).
Your 2 secondary sources should be academic, peer-reviewed sources, such as articles from scholarly
journals and books. Websites, such as Lit Charts, Spark Notes, Shmoop, and so on are not academic
sources. Dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other professors’ notes are likely accurate, but they are not
academic research. You can cite our textbook in your paper, but it will not count toward your 2
secondary sources. If you have trouble finding scholarly secondary sources, you can access the library’s
English Research Guide.
Develop a clear thesis that is grounded in the literature and specifies the titles of the literary works.
Remember that while it is acceptable to include some biographical and historical information for
context, your focus should be on analyzing the literature.
Choose one of the topics below for your Essay: The Age of Reason/Revolutionary Period Assignment.
Your essay must be a minimum of 750 words and include 2 secondary sources.
NOTE: To receive an excellent grade, a student must demonstrate a reasonable competence in
organizing an essay on a set topic; developing ideas logically and systematically; supporting these ideas
with the necessary evidence, quotations or examples; organizing a paragraph; documenting essays
(using current MLA, APA, or Turabian) style; spelling the commoner words of the English language
correctly; punctuating correctly; and writing grammatical sentences, avoiding such common mistakes as
comma splices, run-on sentences, sentence fragments, faulty agreements, faulty references, shifts in
person, number, or tense.
1. Choose any one of the works/authors of the Age of Reason/Revolutionary period studied in
this course and write a literary analysis of the chosen work. The focus of the essay should be
three-fold: to discuss the theme of the author/work, the major characteristics of the period
that are evident in the work, and major narrative devices the author uses to communicate his
or her message. Your essay must have a clearly-defined thesis statement, well-developed
paragraph(s), and fitting conclusion. In your thesis, assert how the author uses narrative
devices to convey the theme of the work and how the theme or narrative devices demonstrate
major characteristics of the period. Include direct quotes from the primary sources for
analysis and support.
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2. The Puritan intellectual and spiritual energies were so decisive in laying down the patterns of
American intellectual and spiritual (Christian) life. Though Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, and
Benjamin Franklin make clear their belief in God, discuss how their writing, ideas, and beliefs depart
from the firmly established Puritan/Christian beliefs? Include direct quotes from the primary sources
for analysis and support.
3. Contemporary poet June Jordan calls Wheatley “Phillis Miracle” in her work “The Difficult Miracle
of Black Poetry in American.” Why is(are) Wheatley’s achievement(s) considered a “miracle”? How
did this “miracle” affect the thinking and assumptions at the time and even contributed to the
abolition of slavery? Include direct quotes from the Wheatley’s poetry for analysis and support. You
do not have to include direct quotes from Jordan’s work, but it would help to further develop your
argument; however, Jordan’s work would be a primary source (and not count toward your two
4. Compare and/or contrast the works of Phillis Wheatley and Anne Bradstreet. Both of these authors
lived in a time when women did not have a strong voice. Additionally, slaves rarely received an
education, let alone had the opportunity to speak by composing and publishing poetry. How do these
authors shed light on the perspectives of women and slaves (in the case of Wheatley) in their literary
periods? Include direct quotes from Wheatley’s poetry and Bradstreet’s poetry for analysis and
In a post of at least 100 words, address the items below:
Explain how has your understanding of the American Dream changed as a result of this course.
Reflect on John Lennon’s “Imagine,” which for many signifies hope. Do you believe there is hope for the American Dream? Choose at least one image from the song lyrics or video that signifies your new understanding of the American Dream