14 Jan Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway ______2. The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin ______3. . Araby by James Joyce
1. “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway
______2. “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin
______3. . “Araby” by James Joyce
______4. “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner
_____ 5. “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe
_____ 6. “Barn Burning” by William Faulkner
_____ 7. “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
_____ 8. “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker
_____ 9. “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne
_____10. “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates
_____11. “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
_____12. “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver
_____13. “A Hunger Artist” by Franz Kafka
_____14. “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien
_____15. “Big Black Good Man” by Richard Wright
_____16. “Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe
_____17. “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” by Katherine Anne Porter
_____18. “Chrysanthemums” by John Steinbeck
_____19. “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor
_____20. “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson
_____21. “Battle Royal” by Ralph Ellison
_____22. “A&P” by John Updike
_____23. “Sonny’s Blue” by James Baldwin
_____24. “A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty
_____25. “Happy Endings” by Margaret Atwood
This is a 2-3 page essay, minimum 5 well-written college level paragraphs, in MLA format. Note: the 2-3 pages are referring to the body of the paper, and the Works Cited page is a separate page. Should you need a refresher on MLA formatting, I have posted some info on Canvas, and the Polk State library and TLCC have excellent handouts.
You are to provide a biography on the author, and then critique the short story. When critiquing you are to include the setting, main characters relevant to the story, plot, symbolism, irony, and historical context.
A summary of the story is NOT to be included.
Excellent sources can be found in the Polk State library and the Polk State online databases. The Polk State librarians can show you where the references are located. Some references I recommend are Ebsco Literary Reference Center, Megilla Lit., Literature Reference Center (Gale), www.gale.com (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. , Short Story Criticism, Short Stories for Students, and MasterPlots.
Your sources can be located in the Polk State library and Polk State databases. To access the Polk State databases, go to the Library heading, your username name is your Polk State student ID and the password are the last four of your Polk State student ID. Should you not be able to access the Polk State databases with your Polk State student ID, call the Polk State library during regular working hours at 863-297-1000 and ask for the Lakeland campus.
At least three references from the above mentioned sources are required and must be cited on the Works Cited page.
Your textbook is NOT a reference source and should not be listed on the Works Cited page. Points will be deducted.
Wikipedia is NOT allowed as a reference and if used will result in a failing grade either on the assignment or in the class.
Be sure to submit the completed essay by the due date. No late papers will be accepted; however, you may submit papers earlier. In fact, this is encouraged.
Your MLA format 2-3 pages, body only, short story paper is due by the posted due date by 6:00 p.m..
Be sure to save in WORD, and your last name, first name; otherwise, one letter grade lower.
If you would like to submit your paper earlier, that is fine. But no late papers will be accepted.
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