Here are the steps:
1) Complete the readings concerning “Comparative Essay” and “Synthesis”
2) Select two works from The Norton Introduction to Literature
3) Write an essay of 750-1000 words that compares elements of the two different works. You might consider, for example, comparing the plots of two stories, or the characters in two plays, or the symbols in two poems, etc.
(Some elements that you might consider plays: plot, structure, setting, tone, language, symbol, theme, character) (Some elements that you might consider stories: plot, setting, character, theme, symbols, narration & point of view.) (Some elements that you might consider poems: speaker, situation, setting, theme, tone, language, imagery, figures of speech, symbol, sounds, structure, form.)
Use the rubric to assist you in understanding how your work will be graded.