You are to write a literary analysis (biographical criticism) on a selection(s) of literature from the textbook anthology.

Whether you are dealing with fiction, poetry, or nonfiction literature, use the present tense (also called the literary present tense) to discuss the actions and thoughts presented in the text. Do this because literature exists as a present phenomenon regardless of whether or not its author is alive
Sources Required:        –    Primary source(s) in textbook (selection of literature to analyze)

Sources Required:        –    Primary source(s) in textbook (selection of literature to analyze)- (I will provide primary sources)

FIVE secondary sources, minimum (use only literary criticisms or  author bios from GALILEO databases or scholarly books; NO “wiki” or “shmoop” or “enotes” or “sparknotes”, etc., allowed)

Quotations Required:      –    5-7 quotations from the primary source(s)

At LEAST ONE quotation PER each secondary source used; you must use THREE secondary sources, minimum, from the five listed on your annotated bibliography – TOTAL quotations = 8-12 (minimum)

Total quoted material should not exceed 30-35% of your paper, so be selective in what you quote and do not insert “chunks” of quotations.

 

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