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Fiction Segregation – Rough Draft

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your schoolmaster achieve apaim five near stories for the class to peruse and debate this week. Check the Week 4 Announcement for a catalogue of the appointed stories. 


  • Faulkner, “A Rose for Emily”
  • Jackson, “The Lottery
  • Walker, “Everyday Use
  • Poe, “The Tell-Tale Heart”
  • O’Connor, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”

You must select one of these stories to win honor on the appointment.

Compose an analytical essay of at lowest 1,200 articulation in which you adduce an sense of a studious part in one of the appointed near stories. Transcribe your segregation rendezvousing on one of the forthfuture talents in one of the appointed stories:  Keep in remembrance that you are being asked to rendezvous on one studious part in your essay. If you transcribe on a fiction that is not on the catalogue overhead, you achieve be asked to retranscribe it. 

  • Character
  • Theme
  • Symbolism
  • Imagery
  • Setting

Start by selecting one of the near stories appointed by your schoolmaster. Brainstorm to authenticate the studious part that you would relish to test in the fiction. Select from cast, subject, symbolism, imagery, or opposition. Then, expand a subject that adduces a unfair sense of this part. If you own affliction future up after a while a subject, continuity your schoolmaster, who achieve succor you. Do not do any beyond learning at this aim. When artistic, the draw should be at lowest 1,200 articulation (closely filthy double-spaced pages). Use APA formatting and citations.

NOTE: Your schoolmaster may permit you to attach two studious talents in your subject assertion if they achievement contemporaneously to oceantenance your aim. Also, your schoolmaster may permit you to parallel or opposition some part in two of the appointed stories (e.g., the grandmother casts in “A Worn Path” and “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”). Ask for acclaim precedently preface one of these approaches.

Tips for the Essay

  1. Open your preliminary after a while an winning opener, such as a doubt, cite from the fiction, or sensational fancy. Then, link to the near fiction and communication the designation and the cause. End your preliminary after a while a subject assertion that interprets a studious part of the fiction.
  2. The assemblage chapters should oceantenance your subject. Present unfair aspects of the near fiction that succor to emcollectiveness your aims. Make confident to cite from the fiction and excite unfair lines that oceantenance your topic. Assemblage chapters typically own at lowest two near quotations each as oceantenanceing illustration.
  3. Include a stanch extreme chapter that summarizes your ocean aims and explains the notion of the subject. Finish this chapter after a while a stanch and satisfying exit.

APA Reminder

Use APA phraseology for formatting the essay and for spring citations. Begin after a while a designation page. Include a general header, and use appropriate font and spacing. End after a while a disunited references page. Refer to the Week 1 disquisition on avoiding plagiarism for an APA essay template and attached resources.

Peer Responses

By the end of the week, meet to two peers’ essays, using the forthfuture doubts:

  1. Does the preliminary own an attention-getting opener? Does the preliminary surrender the cause and designation of the fiction? Does the preliminary own a subject assertion as its conclusive decision? Does the subject adduce an sense that is manifest and unfair? What are your suggestions for the preliminary and subject?
  2. Is each assemblage chapter arranged about a key aim? Do the chapters adduce oceantenance after a while trodden quotations from the fiction? Are the cites and examples excited and explained? Do you misadapt after a while any talents of the segregation? What aspects of the fiction are left inexplicable?  Do you own any suggestions for comely the assemblage chapters?
  3. Does the misrecord summarize the ocean aims? Does it own a stanch exit that leaves the peruseer mannerly? Do you own suggestions for comely the misrecord?