Firstly, I hope everyone is enjoying their weekends! Unfortunately, Friday was a hectic day, we never had the chance to discuss your what’s to come next week. As you all know next week finals will be administered. Additional to finals, you will be writing your second essay on Tuesday. I apologize that they will be so close to one another, but with administration moving up the finals schedule there is no other option. Heres what you need to know for both:
Tuesdays In-Class Literary Analysis
This essay will be written during the class period.
Your Task: After a close reading of “The Crucible,” write a well-developed, text-based response of two to three paragraphs. In your response, identify a central idea in the text and analyze how the author’s use of one writing strategy (literary element or literary technique or rhetorical device) develops this central idea. Use strong and thorough evidence from the text to support your analysis. Do not simply summarize the text.
Be sure to:
- Identify a central idea in the text
- Analyze how the author’s use of one writing strategy (literary element or literary technique or rhetorical device) develops this central idea. Examples include: characterization, conflict, denotation/connotation, metaphor, simile, irony, language use, point-of-view, setting, structure, symbolism, theme, tone, etc.
- Use strong and thorough evidence from the text to support your analysis
- Organize your ideas in a cohesive and coherent manner
- Maintain a formal style of writing
- Follow the conventions of standard written English
Your task prior to Tuesday is to read over the prompt and pre-select your quotes. You will be provided clean copies of the crucible to use during the class period.
FINAL EXAM INFORMATION
The final exam will be administered over a course of two days. The two parts are as follows:
- Reading comprehension- Multiple Choice
- Text-Analysis Response (prompt mentioned above)
You will be provided two-short reading passages for each day.
Revisions of Text Analysis
You have until 11/10 to revise your essays and re-submit.
Literary Analysis Outline
The following link with help you think about and further develop your writing:
Any questions, feel free to email me at Btisam.firstname.lastname@example.org!