Module 3 Analysis Paper Objective The objective of this assignment is to write a clear, well-constructed essay that analyzes the use of conflict, tone, and language in a specific short story. You may choose one of the following stories: •“The Use of Force” by William Carlos Williams •“Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway •“The Main to Send Rainclouds” by Leslie Marmon Silko •“Happy Endings” by Margaret Atwood Requirements
•Your paper must have a clear, argumentative thesis which states your main idea. Often, students use their interpretation of central idea as a thesis, but this is only one option. •Your paper must include a summary of the short story according to Aristotelian narrative structure (beginning, middle, end). •Your paper must have a clear organization with an introduction, background, body of analysis paragraphs, and conclusion. •Your paper have coherent organization so that each analysis paragraph has a point which is relevant to your thesis and is related to what comes before and after. •Your paper must include specific examples and direct quotations from your chosen short story (primary text) as evidence of your analysis.
•Your paper must use proper MLA format to cite quotations and paraphrases. This involves both in-text citation (parenthetical citations at the ends of sentences) and a works cited at the end of your paper. •Your paper must be written in clear, grammatically correct prose. •Your paper must be written in a style appropriate to college writing. •Your paper must meet a minimum length of 800 words (approximately 3 typed pages) though you will likely need more than 800 words for sufficient analysis. •Your paper must be turned in on Blackboard in a readable file type (preferably .doc, .pages, or. PDF) by the assigned due date posted on the course calendar. A grading rubric for this paper can be seen on Blackboard along with the assignment post.