For this two-part assignment, you will be writing an analysis of a short story

For this two-part assignment, you will be writing an analysis of a short story, including your interpretation of the story’s meaning, as well as relating the story’s meaning to your overall exploration of the humanities. These writings are not merely reflective exercises. Research and writing about the deeper meaning of the story is required. Although you may be creative, you will also have to demonstrate that you are engaging with the course materials and demonstrating academic research following proper citation procedures.

Grading

See assessment rubrics attached to the Chapter 4 Short Story Analysis Essay Dropbox and the Chapter 4 Wrap Up Story Story Analysis Discussion topic.

Materials

Use Chapter 4 in your textbook and the Chapter 4 Required Online Exploration as your guides.

Assignment Instructions

PART 1 – SHORT STORY ANALYSIS ESSAY INSTRUCTIONS

Note: After completing Part 1, you will automatically gain access to Part 2.

1. READ SOME OF THE SHORT STORIES FROM THE LINK BELOW AND SELECT ONE STORY TO WRITE ABOUT.

Short stories available at: http://americanliterature.com/twenty-great-america…

2. After you select and have carefully read the short story, do RESEARCH by finding at least two scholarly articles on the short story and integrate what you learned from them in your essay. Try the SPC Library data base or Google Scholar.

 

3. In a new document, start by composing one fully-developed paragraph (150 words minimum), where you identify the following elements:

4. Then, in two fully-developed paragraphs (at least 150 words in each paragraph), explain the ultimate meaning of the story. Provide as many examples as possible. Please note that this is your “interpretation” of the many possible meanings that the author is trying to convey. This is a point over which reasonable people may disagree. How do the researched interpretations of the story compare to your own interpretations?

5. Cite the sources of your researched interpretations. You must find and identify at least two research sources beyond your textbook. You may also cite research links provided in this module, but be sure to find and cite at least one source beyond what you are provided. Either the MLA or APA format will be permitted. Do NOT use Wikipedia or other encyclopedias (online, etc.) only. That is, you cannot use encyclopedias alone. Of course, you may use it as a starting place. Be sure to use SPELL CHECK and proof read your essay.

6. Go to the Chapter 4 Short Story Analysis Essay Dropbox and submit your completed document.

PART 2: WRAP UP SHORT STORY ANALYSIS DISCUSSION

Note: After completing Part 1, you will automatically gain access to Part 2.

1. Go to the Chapter 4 Wrap Up Short Story Analysis Discussion Topic and post a new thread, that includes the following information in at least one fully developed paragraph (150 words minimum):

2. Read your classmates’ posts, and write a reply to one of your classmates’ original posts that includes the following information:

Chapter 4 QUIZ

Time Allowed
0:15:00
Attempts
Allowed – 2, Completed – 0

Instructions

Before you submit the quiz, you will have the opportunity to return to questions that you may have missed or have not yet answered.

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