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Choose two of the works we read and examine them both with the same critical lens. You must show how the work contributes to your understanding of the issue you chose (race, gender, class, psychological). You may choose from the following: Toni Cadre Bambina “The Lesson” Counter Culled “Incident,” Jamaica Candid: “Girl” Julia Olivarez: “How I Learned to Sweep” “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway “The Story of an Hour’ by Kate Chopin For both options, you must cite from the works and use the appropriate literary terms to support your analysis.

Refer to the section In your textbook: “Critical Approaches for Interpreting Literature” (1084). The OWL Purdue website is another great resource and lists questions you may want to use to interrogate the texts (HTTPS:// owl. English. Purdue. Du/owl/resource/722/011). You also watched the video “Frankincense on the Couch,” which may prove useful in your analysis. Your essay should have a strong central claim that Is clearly presented In your introductory paragraph. It should be a debatable point that you can prove in the body of your paper using textual evidence from the poem or short story.

Remember that your goal in a literary analysis is not to summarize the text or to explain what Is obvious, but rather to provide a new insight or a new perspective on the significance of the literary work. In order to achieve this, you will need to Interpret word. Refer to the sections in your textbook: “How to Read Poetry’ and “How to Read Short Fiction” for help with the appropriate language and terminology for your analysis. Also refer to your Journal entries and in-class writings on this topic.

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