The final paper of this course will be due during Module 9. The paper will be a 3-4page analysis of the literary work you selected during Module 4 of the course. You can use the following template for your paper, so you do not have to worry about document settings. mla_template (1).docx Download mla_template (1).docx
Your analysis must be in your own words, and not a compilation of quotes from other sources. You should review the readings of this module before you complete this assignment.
Then, start your paper by identifying your work and providing a brief summary in your own words. If you choses a longer work, you are certainly able to narrow it down by selecting a specific excerpt of the work. For example, reviewing the entire works of Chaucer would not be realistic for this course! This should only be one or two paragraphs.
End your introduction by identifying what concepts you will examine in this work. You should choose just one or two concepts. These concepts can include any of the topics we discussed in the course: Theme, symbolism, literary elements, dialog, social criticism, historical context, etc.
Next, you will complete your analysis of the concepts you identified at the end of the introduction. Each concept should be discussed using paragraphs, separating each concept into its own paragraph. This should be in your own words! A good analysis uses specific examples from the text. For example, if you are discussing Shakespeare’s use of metaphor in one of his sonnets, give an example of it. The analysis should be at least 4-5 paragraphs, covering 1-2 pages.
End your paper by discussing what you learned through your analysis.