- Discuss one work or one author from this course that you believe had the most significant influence on American literary history. Please be sure to maintain third person perspective.
Your essays should be in MLA Style and approximately 1850-2150 words, not including the Work(s) Cited page. As with most academic writing, this essay should be written in third person. Please avoid both first person (I, we, our, etc.) and second person (you, your).
In the upper left-hand corner of the paper, place your name, the professorâ€™s name, the course name, and the due date for the assignment on consecutive lines. Double space your information from your name onward, and don’t forget a title. All papers should be in Times New Roman font with 12-point type with one-inch margins all the way around your paper. All paragraph indentations should be indented five spaces (use the tab key) from the left margin. All work is to be left justified. When quoting lines in literature, please research the proper way to cite short stories, plays, or poems.
Should you choose to use outside references for prompt one or two, these must be scholarly, peer-reviewed sources obtained via the library (select Advanced Search and check the Peer Reviewed box). Reliable open web sources may be used for prompt three. Be careful that you donâ€™t create a “cut and paste” paper of information from your various sources. Your ideas are to be new and freshly constructed. Also, take great care not to plagiarize.
Here authors and works to chose from:
John Grisham: “Somewhere for Everyone”
Sharon Olds “First Thanksgiving”
“Still Life in Landscape”
“After Making Love in Winter”
“The Planned Child”
Linda Pastan “A Rainy Country”
“I am Learning to Abandon the World”
“The Obligation to Be Happy”
“Why Are Your Poems so Dark?”
Larry Levis: “Signs”
“To a Wren on Calvary”