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This is a preparatory assignment for the final criticism
essay. An annotated bibliography is, essentially, a works cited page with
notes. The final criticism essay can expand upon your essay.
First, prepare an MLA works cited page of all the sources
you have collected for the criticism essay so far. Then, add a 2-4 sentence
note after each entry. These notes should explain what the source is and how it
is useful for your essay. You must have at least 5 sources. (This is a
minimum number. There is no maximum number). Your sources must include at
least 2 works of literature we have from the essay. Your sources must also include at least 3 academic journal
articles or academic nonfiction books. The best place to find such sources is
through the university library. (Please send me in advance the academic journal
articles or academic so, I can get approve from my professor). Outline with Thesis
Statement: This is a preparatory assignment for the final criticism essay.
Your outline is a critical part of your writing, and it will help me ensure
that your paper has an argument and attempts to prove it paragraph by
paragraph. As a reminder: the final criticism essay can expand upon your unit 2
or 4 reading, or you can prepare an entirely different argument based on any of
the literature we’ve read this semester.
Please use the attached document as a “fill-in-the-blanks”
Criticism Essay: At
this point, you’ve organized your ideas into an outline. Please review my notes
on your outline in order to revise and assemble your paper. As a reminder, here
is the formal assignment prompt: This literary criticism essay explores a
common theme or motif in at least two works of literature. This essay explores
its topic in greater depth than the previous short essays, and must use
supporting sources. The criticism essay will be a more elaborate version of the
short essays you’ve written in this course. In fact, you can use one of your
short essays as a first draft. Choose at least two works of literature that we
have studied in this course. Choose a common theme, topic, or motif in these
two works. Your essay should explore the following:
1. Similarities and differences between how these works treat your
theme, topic, or motif.
2. The significance of your theme, topic, or motif.
3. The main point you want to make about the theme, topic, or
motif—in other words, an argumentative thesis statement.
4. Details from the literary works that support your thesis
essay should follow the basic introduction, body, conclusion structure learned
in College Composition. Since this is a literary criticism essay, your analysis
and argument should be rooted in a close reading of your literary sources. For
this essay, you’ll also need to use supporting sources. In many cases, you’ll
find that scholarly research has been done on your specific literary works. In
other cases, you may look for research related to the genre, theme, or
historical context of these works. You must have at least 5 sources. (This is a
minimum number. There is no maximum number.) Your sources must include at least
2 works of literature that we have studied during this course. Your sources
must also include at least 2 academic journal articles or academic nonfiction
books. Your essay should be at least 5 pages words long.