In your paper,
- Create a detailed introduction that contains a thesis that offers a debatable claim based on one of the prompts on the list.
- Analyze the primary source you selected from the approved List of Literary Works. (Avoid summary and personal reflection.)
- Develop body paragraphs that contain clear topic sentences and examples that support the argument.
- Write a conclusion that reaffirms the thesis statement and includes a summary of the key ideas in essay.
- Apply your knowledge of literary elements and other concepts in your response to the prompt.
- Incorporate research from the primary and scholarly secondary sources.
The Literary Analysis Final Paper
- Must be four to five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style(Links to an external site.)
- Must include a separate title page with the following:
- Title of paper
- Student’s name
- Course name and number
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
“A Worn Path” (Eudora Welty, 1941) [ch.6]
- The main character makes a difficult journey in the story. This reveals some of her values and commitments, such as her love for a relative. How does this commitment influence the way she copes with other conflicts in the story?
- Does Phoenix act differently around other people than she does with animals and nature? What does this reveal about Phoenix’s sense of herself in the world?
- How do the other characters in the story influence Phoenix’s behavior, and what does this reveal about Phoenix’s horticultural status?