Emily: Stranded In Time

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Analysis of a Theme in a Short Story

Write an analysis of a theme in one of the following short stories:

  1. Tillie Olsen, “I Stand Here Ironing”
  2. Amy Tan, “Two Kinds”
  3. Alice Walker, “Everyday Use”
  4. William Faulkner, “A Rose for Emily”
  5. Raymond Carver, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love”
  6. Eudora Welty, “A Worn Path

Length: 3 pages, double spaced, 12-point font, one-inch margins

Submit your paper electronically, in the Turnitin link in the class site in Eagle Online 2.0.

Review of the 500-word theme:

  1. Paragraph I—Introduction—100-125 words (or 5-12 sentences) • Lead-in (mention the title of the work, the author’s name, and the date of composition)
  • Provide a brief synopsis (2-3 sentences, with the gist of the work)
  • Thesis statement—list the points to be developed in the body of the paper
  1. Paragraph 2—First Body Paragraph—100-125 words (or 5-12 sentences)
  • Follow the topic sentence with support—and in a literary analysis, that means quotations, quotations, quotations!

III. Paragraph 3—Second Body Paragraph—100-125 words (or 5-12 sentences)

  • Follow the topic sentence with support—and in a literary analysis, that means quotations, quotations, quotations!
  1. Paragraph 4—Third Body Paragraph—100-125 words (or 5-12 sentences)
  • Follow the topic sentence with support—and in a literary analysis, that means quotations, quotations, quotations!
  1. Paragraph 5—The Conclusion—100-125 words (or 5-12 sentences)
  • Mirror the introduction—restate the thesis, restate the major points without being repetitive
  • End with an important thought, a provocative idea, a quote

4 pages

MLA 2 Citations

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