Drawing from key pastoral elements and literary devices used in the text, make a

Drawing from key pastoral elements and literary devices used in the text, make an argument about how women are depicted in the text you have chosen. Are they victimized or condemned? Are they symbols for the natural world or are they depicted more realistically? Do they have their own personalities and wills or are they stripped of power and voice? How are they portrayed that way – through the use of what literary devices or pastoral conventions?
Make sure your essay relates the pastoral elements of the text to how women are being represented.
Write a 1000-word argumentative essay (not a comparative essay) on your focused topic. Draw from our various writing workshops to build your paragraphs.
Graded on a total of 45pts:
Introduction (c.100 words) 6 pts
Context
Clear thesis statement (HOW & WHAT & WHY)
Body paragraphs (c.250 words each) 10pts each
Topic Sentence
Integration of textual evidence
Engagement with literary devices and/or pastoral elements (1 per paragraph min.)
Analysis
Closing statement/transition
Conclusion (c.100 words) 4pts
Paraphrased thesis statement and brief review of your conclusions.
Opening into further analysis
MLA 5pts

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