Choose a story by Jewett, Anderson, Chekhov, O’Connor, or Munro.
SARAH ORNE JEWETT, “WHITE HERON” (LINKS TO AN EXTERNAL SITE.)
SHERWOOD ANDERSON, “THE OTHER WOMAN” (CLICK ON FIRST LINK AND SCROLL DOWN TO THE STORY)(LINKS TO AN EXTERNAL SITE.)
ANTON CHEKHOV, “THE LADY WITH THE DOG” (LINKS TO AN EXTERNAL SITE.)
FLANNERY O’CONNOR, “A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND” (LINKS TO AN EXTERNAL SITE.)
ALICE MUNRO, “BOYS AND GIRLS” (LINKS TO AN EXTERNAL SITE.)
an essay of at least 750 words (3 pages) in which you analyze a some
aspect of the story like character, setting, point of view, issue, or
theme. Use the techniques from Writing Analytically, Chapters 1-4,8 in
order to generate your significant details from the text and your
interpretation of them. Your approach should be analytical. More
effective essays will have sufficient evidence from the text being
analyzed. Use the Method described in Chapter 2, WA to generate
significant details from the text to analyze.
Focus your analysis on only one
story. Note that the audience for your essay is someone who has not
read the text that you are analyzing; therefore you should include
enough background, description and summary of the text that you are
analyzing so that one can understand what you are trying to analyze.
the end of your essay write at least one healthy paragraph describing
what you attempted to do in your essay and a description of your
thinking and writing process for coming up with the topic and approach
the writing task ( a reflection of your writing process).
Submit your essay by 11:30pm Tuesday 4/24.
Essays submitted after 12:30am are considered late and will be
penalized with loss of points. Failure to submit the essay by 11:30pm
Wednesday 5/2 will result in a zero for the assignment.
your essay in any file type supported by Turnitin.com. Be sure to
include a title for your essay and a paragraph of reflection and
I will comment and give your essay a score
according to the grading standard, “essay w/o peer review.” In a week
to ten days you will receive notice that your essay has been graded with
my feedback. If you cannot open the graded document, contact me by
email or message immediately so that I can send it to you in another
format. Let me know if you have questions about my feedback. Receiving
and understanding my feedback is crucial to your development and
Reflect on your writing process for the first essay and respond to the following prompts:
Describe what was the easiest thing about writing the essay.
Describe what was the most challenging thing about writing the essay.
Assignment should be around 300 words but not more than 500 words.