Literature Question. Choose ONE question from Part B (on the
representation of the Irish) and write for each a separate, interesting, coherent, detailed, and well supported essay of about 750 words or more in response. You will not be penalized for exceeding 750
words per essay, but you will be penalized for continuing to write after you run out of thoughtful things
to say. You may also be penalized for omitting crucial examples.
One of your objectives in writing your essays is to demonstrate your thorough reading and
comprehension of all the plays so far: The Brave Irishman, or Captain O’Blunder; Making History;
Cathleen ni Houlihan; The Rising of the Moon; Spreading the News; In the Shadow of the Glen; The
Playboy of the Western World; Riders to the Sea; and Juno and the Paycock. You should not try to cover
all these plays in both essays, but you should be sure to say something interesting and intelligent about
each play over the course of the two essays combined. Because you cannot write at length about each
play, you will need to be selective and judicious, matching the question to the most pertinent plays and
then choosing the best example(s) or the most relevant passage(s) from those plays.
I am not expecting polished prose, but you should probably
revise at least once for clarity and concision. You do not need endnotes or a work-cited page if you are
working only with the texts we’ve read for class, and you are not required to use any additional sources.
If you do use additional sources, however, you should acknowledge them within your text (e.g., As
Seamus Deane suggests, “Christy Mahan may be read as a Christ figure . . . “) and provide a full
bibliographic citation at the end of your essay. If you quote or paraphrase from one of our plays, please
give the page number in parentheses at the end of the last sentence of quotation or paraphrase (#).
PART B – REPRESENTATIONS OF THE IRISH AND IRISH CULTURE
1. In her statement on the founding of the Irish Literary Theatre, Lady Gregory proclaimed that “We will
show that Ireland is not the home of buffoonery and of easy sentiment, as it has been represented, but
the home of an ancient idealism.” To what extent do you think this is true of the plays we’ve
encountered thus far? Have we seen characters who are buffoons? Have we seen overtly sentimental
characters? (You might think of Captain O’Blunder as a sort of partial example of both the buffoonery
and the sentimentalism that Lady Gregory wishes to turn away from.) Which plays, if any, have
illustrated an “idealism”?
2. Comment on the representation of Irish men and of Irish women among the rural poor and the urban
working class. What are the difficulties they encounter in their conditions? What difficulties are
peculiar to the men? To the women? What weaknesses and strengths of character do the plays point to
among the men? Among the women?
3. Comment on the representation of the relation of the Irish people to the law in some of the plays
4. In Making History, Mabel and Hugh O’Neill discuss the question of whether or not the Irish can be
considered united. What other plays implicitly or explicitly question the idea or possibility of Irish unity?
Which plays, if any, suggest that the Irish are unified or can be unified? Explain.
5. As a (romantic) comedy, The Brave Irishman concludes with the implication of generational
continuity: there will be (hybrid) children and the O’Blunder and Trader genes will be passed on
indefinitely. Consider plays that, in contrast, foresee the possibility of generational discontinuity or
highlight obstacles to continuity. What are the obstacles to continuity? How serious are they?
6. Make up your own question about a theme or phenomenon within the plays we’ve read that strikes
you as distinctively Irish. Make the question a good one. Answer it.
NEED DONE BY MIDNIGHT PLEASE 🙂
we have read and studied poems in which the speakers invoke nature as a source of consolation for loss–either Essay. we have read and studied poems in which the speakers invoke nature as a source of consolation for loss–either directly expressed in the text or left unspoken but implied.
Topic of this essay is written below:
Nature as Consolation for Loss
In a maximum of 500 words, please write a complete essay (thesis statement, body, conclusion) in which you discuss the identity of nature as represented by the “Indian ponies” in James Wright’s “A Blessing.” What do the ponies symbolize in the poem? What is so special about the world of nature that the speaker and their companion enter when they step over the barbed wire and enter the pasture where the ponies are grazing? Why do you think the speaker’s encounter with the ponies is so intensely meaningful to them? What might this encounter be compensating for? Speculate and use examples from the poem.
we have read and studied poems in which the speakers invoke nature as a source of consolation for loss–either Essay
The Critical Response Paper should be based on a scholarly article you researched based on “The Call of Cthulhu”.. The Critical Response Paper should be based on a scholarly article you researched based on “The Call of Cthulhu”.
Paper should begin with the source, following proper MLA citation format guidelines.
Paper should include quotes from the article.
Tips for Success
Identify the author’s thesis statement. What is the thesis statement? How does it function in the context of the article? Why is the thesis statement this sentence? Etc.
Make sure your own paper has a thesis statement based on the author’s thesis, methodology, and/or central points.
Make sure to give examples, which elaborate the author’s thesis statement and central points.
As you read the article, take notes and highlight.
You should develop your own critical analysis of the article.
Focus on your paper’s organization to build to a meaningful conclusion.
The conclusion should identify the author’s purpose for the article.
Outside sources can be helpful, especially comparatively or contrastingly. However, do not get lost; this assignment is NOT a comparison/contrast essay. Do not let this be confused with using them in your paper.
Do not begin quotes with an ellipsis (…).
The document should have a proper MLA format and use proper MLA in-text citations.
Remember at minimum this paper is two pages long; two pages mean to the end of the page.
The Critical Response Paper should be based on a scholarly article you researched based on “The Call of Cthulhu”.
Read at least three biographies on the same person. Be sure the biographies fall into the “children’s literature” category.. Read at least three biographies on the same person. Be sure the biographies fall into the “children’s literature” category. (I recommend a nice mix of picturebooks, first readers and chapterbooks.) In essay or chart/diagram format, analyze the differences and similarities in the way in which each of the authors tell that person’s life story.
You might note that some authors primarily use pictures. Some authors focus on one or two major life events. Some use a narrative format; others use dates, dates and more dates. Discuss the significance of the methods. When is one way more effective or appropriate than another?
For examples and further discussion of this assignment, reread pp. 149-150 in your textbook.
If you choose to complete the assignment as an essay, please use MLA format.
Read at least three biographies on the same person. Be sure the biographies fall into the “children’s literature” category.
My essay is based off of the book “the road”, pages 138-152. It is an AP Lit high school. My essay is based off of the book “the road”, pages 138-152. It is an AP Lit high school essay response type, so it should have an intro with claim/warrant. My teacher wants us to use at least 2 literary devices/techniques as support ( 1 per paragraph). Each device should have one or two quotes from the corresponding part of the book along with commentary/explanation of it. My prompt wants me to talk about the relationship between the dad in son in this specific scene, and describe how their relationship changed. I am attaching the grading rubric for an A (5/6 points) and also a pdf with exemplary example essays; essays A and C are 6/6. The main source is the book
PROMPT: In the bunker scene from pages 138-152, the man and the boy enjoy the comfort of the bunker and its food and supplies; however, the man realizes they can’t stay there forever. In a well-composed essay, explore how McCarthy conveys the relationship between the man and the boy in this setting through such techniques as selection of detail, imagery, and dialogue.
My essay is based off of the book “the road”, pages 138-152. It is an AP Lit high school
This paper is a argumentative research paper on the play “Othello” The topic is Othello as a minority in Essay. This paper is a argumentative research paper on the play “Othello”
The topic is Othello as a minority in the play
In the drop box I uploaded my three sources I will be using in the paper and the play itself can be used too for quotes so four total sources
only 20% of the word count in the essay can be quotes
Make sure there is detailed literally analysis in the paper
This paper is a argumentative research paper on the play “Othello” The topic is Othello as a minority in Essay
Choose two characters from Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare and write an analysis, comparing and contrasting the. Choose two characters from Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare and write an analysis, comparing and contrasting the two. Consider each character’s actions, motives, speech, and his/her effect on the action of the play. Be sure to include a thesis that describes the similarities or differences. MLA format
Choose two characters from Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare and write an analysis, comparing and contrasting the
realism (a particular determinism, ennui, or otherwise) in any two of our realism texts.. Respond to the following topic in a brief argumentative, expository essay of two pages in length, typed, double-spaced, that also adheres to the other formal conventions of the college essay.
***Compare and/or contrast any theme/aspect of realism (a particular determinism, ennui, or otherwise) in any two of our realism texts.***
1st book: Anton Chekhov, “The Lady with the Dog”
2nd book: Guy de Maupassant, “The Necklace”
realism (a particular determinism, ennui, or otherwise) in any two of our realism texts.
Literature Question. I didn’t see any free files so hopefully you can shell out $7.99 to get it on amazon, I’ll definitely add tips and pay you back.
In literature, often the author reveals the characters gradually, through the dramatic method, in which the reader must infer what motives and feelings lie behind what the characters say and do. You are analyzing one character (not Calvin) from the novel, expressing an opinion about that character and supporting your opinion with evidence from the story. Note the author’s methods of characterization: what the character says or thinks, the character’s actions, what others say about the character, and the character’s appearance. After you have made your notes, look at them and decide what they reveal about the character and what your opinion is based on what you have found about the character. Select quotations which are most revealing, which illustrate different methods of characterization. It should be about 5-6 paragraphs. Para. 1 The 1st paragraph should include a very short summary of how the character fits into the story and your opinion of your chosen character. In 1 or 2 “telling” sentences, describe your opinion of this character in your own words. State the source (author and title of the novel in italics) in the 1st sentence of your introduction, and your thesis sentence should map out your essay, listing 3-4 of the author’s methods of characterization. Para. 2 The 2nd paragraph (1st body paragraph) should transition into the 1st method of characterization. Introduce an example, giving background as to the scene. Quote a couple of carefully selected, revealing examples from the text, indicating the page reference in parenthesis. Comment on the significance of each example, that is, how does each example show your “telling” sentence? Para. 3 -5 Continue as in Para. 2 only with different methods and different examples. Para. 6 or last paragraph Use a conclusion transition and conclude with a rephrasing of your inferences and/or your final thoughts about how this character fits into the novel as a whole. Remember the PIE structure: state your opinion of the character in the intro – the point you want to convey to your readers (P), the 2nd, 3rd , 4th
Literature Question. Gauge the influence Romantic and Transcendental writers still have on society using copious amounts of evidence from at least three writers we have explored thus far. What tenets of Romanticism are still embraced today? Are we in line with the Romantic or Transcendental mantra, or have we deviated? Are we still enmeshed in the futility of their goal, or have we transcended that trap? It is very important to ground your argument in specific writers and specific works