It is to be 5-6 pages in length and a minimum of 5 sources + a works cited page and be written in Times New Roman #12 font. MLA FORMAT!!
At least 3 of the sources should be outside sources outside of the textbook. For those of you only using one story from the textbook, at least 4 sources should come of outside of the book.
Keep in mind that every source listed on the works-cited page should have at least one quote – that makes a minimum of 5 quotes each from a separate source.
The paper must be about one or more pieces of literature we have read in this class. Once you have chosen a topic, please email me your topic of choice. However, if you are having a hard time coming up with a topic, don’t hesitate to ask me for one.
Here are some potential topics:
Compare and Contrast the story “Sleepy Hollow” with the Tim Burton film
Discuss the themes of Death and God in Dickinson’s poetry
Discuss the theme of Individualism in Whitman’s poetry
Anything to do with The Scarlet Letter
Character analysis of Ichabod Crane
Compare and Contrast Ichabod Crane and Brom Bones (not just their physical characteristics but their roles in the story)
Symbolism in Rip Van Winkle
Role of Science vs. Faith in “The Birthmark” (the story viewed as a cautionary tale)
Discuss the role of the imagination in “The Raven”
Discuss the use of Dark Romanticism in one or two of the stories.
A character analysis of Montresor
A character analysis of Bartleby
A discussion of how Bartleby and his “ailment” may be a representation of Melville and his life (particularly his creative life)