The author is O’Henry and the the histories are “The Last Leaf” and “The Ransom of Red Chief” I choose option 1 and all the instructions are on the attachment instructions: On a document that you wi

The author is O’Henry   and the the histories are“The Last Leaf” and “The Ransom of Red Chief”

I choose option 1 and all the instructions are on the attachment

instructions: On a document that you will upload, write your thesis.

Step 1: Decide if you will write an essay using literary elements (option 1) or using historical elements (option 2)

Step 2: Decide which literary elements or historical elements you will write about.

Example: literary elements could be character, theme and symbol

– Historical elements could be the author’s experience with the Wild West, crime, and failure.

Step 3: write a first draft of your thesis sentence

  • Your thesis should be:

    • just one sentence that states the author’s name and both stories, 3 literary elements, and the analysis
    • Just one sentence that state the author’s name and both stories, 3 historical influences, and the analysis

The author is O’Henry and the the histories are “The Last Leaf” and “The Ransom of Red Chief” I choose option 1 and all the instructions are on the attachment instructions: On a document that you wi
LL290 Literary Analysis Professor Charity Burns Compare/Contrast Essay, Option 1: Comparing literary elements Once you complete both Literary Analysis Sheets, you will use that information to prepare your compare/contrast essay. You will select three literary elements to compare and contrast between the two stories by your author. Requirements: The paper must be a minimum of 4.5 pages in length, double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12 point font. You must use at least 2 sources in addition to your stories. You MUST include at least one direct quotation or paraphrase in each body paragraph. All quotes and paraphrased information must be cited. The essay will follow this structure Paragraph 1: The Introduction: introduce your author briefly, using cited information from your author research. Then introduce the two stories you will compare and contrast, ending with a 3-part thesis that analyzes your three chosen literary elements. Paragraph 2: Story 1/ First literary element in the thesisParagraph 3: Story 2/ First literary element in the thesisParagraph 4: Compare & contrast the use of the first literary element in both stories Paragraph 5: Story 1/ Second literary element in the thesis Paragraph 6: Story 2/ Second literary element in the thesis Paragraph 7: Compare & contrast the use of the second literary element in both stories Paragraph 8: Story 1/ Third literary element in the thesis Paragraph 9: Story 2/ Third literary element in the thesis Paragraph 10: Compare & contrast the use of the Third literary element in both storiesParagraph 11: The Conclusion: summarize your ideas about how the author uses the three elements and how these elements help to make the author’s work successful. Use a quotation from your research or stories to strengthen your conclusion. The Reference page should list the two stories and your other sources (such as those used in the introduction and conclusion). The reference page citations should be in APA style. Minimum length: 4.5 pages + a reference page. Maximum length: 7.5 pages + a reference page. ***Remember, this paper cannot simply tell WHAT the three literary elements are. You must analyze WHY these elements are important. What does the author use the literary elements to reveal? Sample thesis statement: In “The Story of an Hour” and “The Storm,” Kate Chopin uses settings, characters, and conflicts to reveal the depth of gender bias in her time and the effects society’s bias had on women. Sample topic sentence: In these stories, the setting shows the biased society of Chopin’s era and its negative impact on women’s lives.

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