Western literary works, female characters often play an essential
role, whether in terms of the plot, significance, or even the poetics
of literary works. In Western literature before the Renaissance,
there are several famous women, including Helen, Penelope,
Clytemnestra, Dido, Medea, and Beatrice. For this essay, select THREE
of these characters and explain the role they have played in the
Western literary tradition. What do the differences among the three
characters you have chosen reveal about changes in the views of
women’s place in society? Your discussion should begin with a
statement illustrating your main idea, and your analysis should draw
on literary works that might include The Iliad,
Greek tragedies, St. Augustine’s Confessions,
and Divine Comedy.
It is important to be able to effectively incorporate your sources through direct quotation. For this activity, you will use Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address to practice writing an essay while effectively incorporating quotations to help support your discussion.
For this activity, watch the following video in preparation for your assignment:
Schnall, P. (Director). (2014). Lincoln @ Gettysburg. [Video file] Public Broadcasting Service. https://video-alexanderstreet-com.csuglobal.idm.oclc.org/watch/lincoln-gettysburg
(Links to an external site.)
This video presents historical context for Lincoln at Gettysburg. Scholars will read the address and provide analysis. Pay close attention to the analysis as it will help you to formulate your critical thinking assignment this week.
After watching the video, you will write an essay and address the following points:
What is a “proposition” in the sense that Lincoln uses it?
What does it mean to “consecrate” a place?
What is “hallowed” ground?
The Gettysburg Address is short but very famous. He was the President, he could have spoken longer, and most speakers that day in fact spoke much longer speeches. He wasn’t pressed for time. He had time to prepare. A long speech was expected of him. Why do you think Lincoln kept it so short? (Hint: Where was he speaking and why? How did his “rhetorical situation” influence him?)
Do you see any correlations from Douglass’ work to this work? If so, how do you see this occurring in the text? Be sure to quote from Douglass if you see a correlation.
You must accurately insert a quote in your analysis to provide in-text evidence from the address, and you must comment on the quote to demonstrate you are thinking in a critical manner.
Your paper should be 2-3 pages in length, not counting the title and reference pages, and conform to APA guidelines. Include at least two scholarly references in addition to the course textbook.
Portfolio Review Due June 30th
Portfolio Review : (worth 3 online entries, 15 points)
Directions: Review your three major essays from this semester, your drafts and final copies and review my comments and the comments from your peers. Then respond to the following questions in a 4-5 paragraph, first person essay in which you do EACH of the following:
1. Using your essays, summarize your strengths and weaknesses as a writer. Use specific illustrations from your essays to support your analysis. Quote your writing and/or the responses from your peers or myself.
2. Discuss how you developed your strengths and why some elements of writing still challenge you. What makes strong academic writing?
3. Consider how this class has challenged and/or improved your writing. How was it different from other classes?
4. What poems, short stories, and plays did you enjoy reading or which readings made you think? Why?
5. Finally, set three goals for yourself as a writer.
REMEMBER: Give your essay a title
For the writing journal, you are to select one of the following journal ideas from the following list developed by the poet Bernadette Mayer: http://www.writing.upenn.edu/library/Mayer-Bernadette_Experiments.html
Writing journals will be digital, meaning you will write in a Word document or other word-processing software. You are to write 200 words a week. This can be done all in one sitting or, say, at the pace of about 15 words per day, whatever is easiest for you. You can always write more, but that is the minimum amount of writing you will be required to do. Journals will be turned in every Wednesday beginning on June 2.
Spelling – I am pretty good at spelling on my own, but I take advantage of the autocorrect and spell-check systems as much as possible.
Grammar and punctuation – Again, I am decent here but I make plenty of errors, leading me to rely on correction systems.
Proofreading – I only chose this one last because I tend to stop during my writing and proofread. I find that when I do this I am still guilty of mixing up some of my points within a message, meaning I could have several depending on whom the communication was intended.
To fulfill these assignments, you’ll be utilizing the writing, critical analysis, and research skills you’ve practiced and applied in class discussion and developed over the course of the semester. You will write an analysis/interpretation-based paper arguing an original, specific, critical analysis/reading of a text we’ve covered during the course. You can choose any of the primary texts we have read and discussed in class during the semester during the period for that paper. For example, Paper 1 covers the first four weeks of class; Paper 2, the next four weeks, etc. This paper (3-4 pages, not including the works cited page) should include cited textual evidence/support from the primary text(s) and from at least one of the secondary sources you read for the primary text(s) you are focusing on for your paper.
Your paper should:
-Include an introduction with a targeted, solid thesis statement which declares the specific argument you are making about the primary text.
-Include multiple body paragraphs which support the thesis
-Include a paragraph or so which addresses potential arguments against your thesis.
-Finish with a conclusion which includes more than a simple restating of your introduction. It should wrap up your argument.
-The last page should be a Works Cited page.
-All the paper should conform to MLA style and formatting.
GUIDELINES ARE STATED IN ATTACHEMENT “E2 ARGUEMENTATIVE ASSIGNEMNTS”
-MUST USE QUOTES FROM PAGES 71-85 FROM EVERYTHING IS AN ARGUEMENT “7TH ED. pdf attachement
-USE MODEL ESSAY AS A BLUEPRINT,” Model essay 2″
– USE QUOTES ASTO HELP SUPPORT EACH PARAGRAPH.
-EACH PARAGRAPH SHOULD HAVE 2-4 QUOTES (2 FROM EVERYTHING IS AN ARGUEMENT AND 2 FROM ONLINE SOURCE)
-ONLINE SOURCE WILL BE FROM A REPUTABLE SOURCE (.ORG, .EDU, .GOV., etc.)
-TARGET TEXT WILL BE CLEAR
-TOPIC OF PAPER WILL BE FROM A PUBLIC FIGURES SPEECH (PRESIDENTIAL SPEECHES WORK VERY WELL FOR THIS)
-MUST HAVE A WORKS CITED
– ALSO CITE PAGE NUMBERS AND SOURCES WITHIN EACH PARAGRAPH.
-DOUBLE SPACED MLA STYLE
This is an English 101 course.
You need to write a 4-5 page paper about some aspect of race or social justice in America. Your discussion of your chosen topic should take on both scholarly sources and discussions in media and popular culture. Therefore, you need to use at least two critical sources, in addition to the evidence that you quote from social media, interviews, etc., and have a works cited page.
The topic I chose is the lack of acknowledgment of mental health in black communities. Please write a research paper according to the instructions and topic I have chosen.
Write an essay that will not exceed 2,500 words. The essay will bear on Otherness in Early Modern Literature (from 1470 to 1625). You will have to define “Otherness” as well as work on a thesis of your own making. The thesis will be explored through the reading of three plays (Richard III, King Lear and Hamlet all by Shakespeare). This will be an essay on Otherness in Early Modern Literature, not an essay on the three plays, therefore, the three plays will serve as source providers for the writing of the essay. The essay will have to be in Word Format.
i would like to write on propaganda in Hollywood. topic to be discussed with writer. i have attached texts to be used for this essay. it will be submitted via turn it in. blockbuster as propaganda: you must remember this:the case of Hal Wallis’ casanblanca in welky,D, Mintzs, &Roberts, RW(2016) hollywoods America: understanding history through film , John Wiley & sons . incorporated, Hoboken, Nj. (ch11, p156-65)