Directions: Write a 3 page essay draft (typed & double-spaced) in response to the prompt below. The first draft of this essay is graded either complete or incomplete — all workable drafts (an essay with multiple paragraphs in response to the prompt) submitted on time will receive a ‘complete’ grade; writers who submit unworkable essays (2 or fewer paragraphs, outlines, etc.), or essays of any type submitted late will receive a grade of ‘incomplete.’
Participating in peer review is a vital step in the writing process; writers who do not participate in PR will have his or her final draft’s grade lowered by a full letter (up to 10 points).
Choose ONE of the stories we have read and discussed so far (by either Bambara, O’Connor, Wolff, Carver, Malamud, or Garcia Marquez), and analyze how the fictional elements of characterization, point-of-view, and plot work together to reveal the story’s theme to a reader. Follow the guidelines from the “How to Write about Literature” page when constructing your essay; use specific examples from the text to support your assertions, but limit quotations and paraphrase whenever possible (your ideas and analysis should dominate your paper, not quotations from the text). Format your drafts in MLA style, (é“¾æŽ¥åˆ°å¤–éƒ¨ç½‘ç«™ã€‚) including in-text citations and a Works Cited page for any borrowed information (including the story you are analyzing).