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Classic English literature

1. Show how elements of your chosen gothic story combine to create a gothic tale

1. Show how elements of your chosen gothic story combine to create a gothic tale. You will write an analysis paragraph that explains how the author uses gothic elements to create their story.
Text to choose from…
The Masque of the Red Death
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Consider which of these stories has the most compelling gothic elements.
2. You will create an infographic that takes inspiration from these gothic stories, so show me that you can create a truly frightening image.
3. You will need to put a total word count on the last page (minimum 200).
Check the attached rubric

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Classic English literature

You should give an analysis of one poem; 3 or more pages long. First Choose a Po

You should give an analysis of one poem; 3 or more pages long.
First Choose a Poem: If it is a long poem, you can briefly give context and then analyze 15-20
lines. Don’t get stuck spending too much time on choosing your poem, and don’t look for a
poem that is especially obvious or easy to understand because it might not give you much to
analyze.
1) You can find a poem to interpret by going to the Poetry Foundation web site then click on
“Poets and Poems,” then under “Subjects” click on “Social Commentary” and then one of the
topics such as race, class, politics, war etc.
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/browse/#subject=61.
2) You might also be able to find other web sites with protest poems.
3) You can also use one of the poems on our Syllabus or in Course Documents but only IF we
hadn’t gotten to it in class, maybe Grace Shulman, or Nicholas Guillen or one of the other
poems by Ernesto Cardinale, Neruda or Carolyn Forche that we haven’t discussed.
4) Or you could use one other poem by such authors on Blackboard as June Jordan, Pedro
Pietri, Jayne Cortez, Lupe Fiasco, Diane Di Prima, Marge Piercy, Amiri Baraka, Immortal
Technique, Allen Ginsberg, Bertold Brecht.
Don’t just give a paraphrase that sums up the poem in prose, but ask what are the elements
that make it effective. How does the poet get the meaning across?
Why are certain words chosen? Are there any:
images – sensuous details
similes – say one thing is “like” another: “love is like a rose”
metaphor – an implied comparison without “like”: “Love is a rose”
personification – gives human characteristics to something inhuman “the
willow weeps for you”
hyperbole – exaggeration
allusion – a reference to another work, such as the Bible, or something in
popular culture (like an ad “They said ‘You’ve come a long way, baby'”)
symbolism – an image that has many levels of meaning – like the garden of
Eden
What do these contribute to the meaning?
Is there a pattern of images?
Are there any oppositions stated or implied? Opposites sometimes will give you a clue to the
meaning.

Categories
Classic English literature

1. Show how elements of your chosen gothic story combine to create a gothic tale

1. Show how elements of your chosen gothic story combine to create a gothic tale. You will write an analysis paragraph that explains how the author uses gothic elements to create their story.
Text to choose from…
The Masque of the Red Death
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Consider which of these stories has the most compelling gothic elements.
2. You will create an infographic that takes inspiration from these gothic stories, so show me that you can create a truly frightening image.
3. You will need to put a total word count on the last page (minimum 200).
Check the attached rubric

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Classic English literature

Discussion of your reading, Act 2 of Duchess. Come prepared to share a passage i

Discussion of your reading, Act 2 of Duchess. Come prepared to share a passage in which someone tells a lie. Be ready to tell us why this lie feels significant to you.

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Classic English literature

Your Better Me: Better World Project must include elements from all 5 Leadership

Your Better Me: Better World Project must include elements from all 5 Leadership Development categories listed below. allows students to focus on their own personal growth as it relates to developing effective leadership skills that can be later used to support stronger communities, organizations, and more.
Physical Development
Intellectual Pursuits
Emotional Care
Ethics
Service to Others
Your plan should include:
The main goal of the project (with 2-3 sub-goals if necessary)
A realistic 18 or 36 week timeline with specific milestones to achieve over the selected time period
A list of resources you need to successfully complete the project (ex. access to a gym)
A list of key stakeholders who can help you with your project and/or who could benefit from your project
A short descriiption of your project in paragraph form

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Classic English literature

Evelina by: Frances Burney Burney, Frances. Evelina, or the History of a Young

Evelina by: Frances Burney
Burney, Frances. Evelina, or the History of a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World. Edited by Edward A. Bloom, Oxford UP, 2008.
Purpose: This assignment is meant to help you practice your library research skills
and prepare you to engage with literary criticism in your Term Paper.
Task:
 Use library resources to find a work of literary criticism in which the
author makes an argument about one of the novels we are reading for this
class (any of the novels, including Caleb Williams, will work). This work
should be:
o either an article published in a peer-reviewed scholarly journal or a
chapter in a book from a scholarly publisher;
o at least 10 pages long;
o published within the last 50 years; and
o should present an argument that you find interesting about one of our
novels.
 After reading this text, write a paragraph summarizing it, focusing on the
text’s main claims, the evidence it provides for them, and the broader goals
or stakes of the argument (why the author thinks it is significant).
 If the database in which you found your text provides an abstract for it, you
must not plagiarize this. Your summary will necessarily have some
conceptual overlap with the abstract, it must be your own original
explanation of the text, not a mere rewording of the abstract provided.
 Your summary should not rely on direct quotations, but it must include at
least one quotation from your text (with a citation). Only quote when the
source uses a word or phrase that is significant for its argument.
Summary Specifications:
 Your summary should be around 300-500 words long, not counting your
Works Cited page.
 Your summary must be in MLA format, double-spaced, with properly
formatted in-text citations and a Works Cited page for the work of literary
criticism and any other sources (e.g., the novel) cited.
 Your summary should be carefully edited for grammar, spelling and
punctuation.

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Classic English literature

Evelina by: Frances Burney Burney, Frances. Evelina, or the History of a Young

Evelina by: Frances Burney
Burney, Frances. Evelina, or the History of a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World. Edited by Edward A. Bloom, Oxford UP, 2008.
Purpose: This assignment is meant to help you practice your library research skills
and prepare you to engage with literary criticism in your Term Paper.
Task:
 Use library resources to find a work of literary criticism in which the
author makes an argument about one of the novels we are reading for this
class (any of the novels, including Caleb Williams, will work). This work
should be:
o either an article published in a peer-reviewed scholarly journal or a
chapter in a book from a scholarly publisher;
o at least 10 pages long;
o published within the last 50 years; and
o should present an argument that you find interesting about one of our
novels.
 After reading this text, write a paragraph summarizing it, focusing on the
text’s main claims, the evidence it provides for them, and the broader goals
or stakes of the argument (why the author thinks it is significant).
 If the database in which you found your text provides an abstract for it, you
must not plagiarize this. Your summary will necessarily have some
conceptual overlap with the abstract, it must be your own original
explanation of the text, not a mere rewording of the abstract provided.
 Your summary should not rely on direct quotations, but it must include at
least one quotation from your text (with a citation). Only quote when the
source uses a word or phrase that is significant for its argument.
Summary Specifications:
 Your summary should be around 300-500 words long, not counting your
Works Cited page.
 Your summary must be in MLA format, double-spaced, with properly
formatted in-text citations and a Works Cited page for the work of literary
criticism and any other sources (e.g., the novel) cited.
 Your summary should be carefully edited for grammar, spelling and
punctuation.

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Classic English literature

Your Better Me: Better World Project must include elements from all 5 Leadership

Your Better Me: Better World Project must include elements from all 5 Leadership Development categories listed below. allows students to focus on their own personal growth as it relates to developing effective leadership skills that can be later used to support stronger communities, organizations, and more.
Physical Development
Intellectual Pursuits
Emotional Care
Ethics
Service to Others
Your plan should include:
The main goal of the project (with 2-3 sub-goals if necessary)
A realistic 18 or 36 week timeline with specific milestones to achieve over the selected time period
A list of resources you need to successfully complete the project (ex. access to a gym)
A list of key stakeholders who can help you with your project and/or who could benefit from your project
A short descriiption of your project in paragraph form

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Classic English literature

Purpose: Ok, now you’ve completed your Creative Introduction/Objective summary o

Purpose: Ok, now you’ve completed your Creative Introduction/Objective summary of ONE of the essays listed above. Essay #3 is an extension of that shorter paper. Please use the SAME essay you wrote Essay #2 on for this assignment. Read the essay again, just for review. Then, complete the writing task below.
Assignment: In a well-organized and detailed essay:
Provide an engaging introduction and clear, concise, objective summary of the selected essay. Take the comments/suggestions provided for Essay #2 and apply them for Essay #3.
Then, evaluate and critique the essay, evaluating the strength and effectiveness of the argument.
What audience or reader does the writer(s) aim this essay for? How does the tone of the argument achieve this?
How successful is the author(s) at supporting their main argument (central claim) and key positions? Is there enough evidence offered? What types of evidence IS offered?
What rhetorical strategies or techniques does the author(s) use to convince/reach the reader?
Does the author(s) make any generalizations? Do they commit any logical fallacies or ineffective arguments?
What action or decision does the author(s) want the reader to take or make? Or, is their argument completely neutral?
Finally, join the conversation/discussion of the topic. Take a position agreeing or disagreeing with the author(s) and support your position. If you agree with the author(s), provide new evidence or experience to lend your position credibility. Don’t, however, simply restate his/her position. If you disagree with the author(s), find ways to strengthen you own claims, or even discredit him/her by using his own words and statements. Be sure to avoid any statements such as “I believe,” in my opinion,” “I think,” or “I feel.” Your argument shouldn’t be written from the 1st person perspective.

Reminder: Recognize that SOME of the essays were written by journalists, thus they might have a slightly different purpose than another writer. Was their purpose simply to inform the public about an issue, or does the essay offer/suggest/direct the reader to a certain position?

Criteria for evaluation: This paper should be about 5-6 pages, TYPED, DOUBLE-SPACED, and conform to all rules of MLA format. Also, you should have a works cited page included with your paper. Any outside sources must be included in your works cited page.

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Classic English literature

Purpose: Ok, now you’ve completed your Creative Introduction/Objective summary o

Purpose: Ok, now you’ve completed your Creative Introduction/Objective summary of ONE of the essays listed above. Essay #3 is an extension of that shorter paper. Please use the SAME essay you wrote Essay #2 on for this assignment. Read the essay again, just for review. Then, complete the writing task below.
Assignment: In a well-organized and detailed essay:
Provide an engaging introduction and clear, concise, objective summary of the selected essay. Take the comments/suggestions provided for Essay #2 and apply them for Essay #3.
Then, evaluate and critique the essay, evaluating the strength and effectiveness of the argument.
What audience or reader does the writer(s) aim this essay for? How does the tone of the argument achieve this?
How successful is the author(s) at supporting their main argument (central claim) and key positions? Is there enough evidence offered? What types of evidence IS offered?
What rhetorical strategies or techniques does the author(s) use to convince/reach the reader?
Does the author(s) make any generalizations? Do they commit any logical fallacies or ineffective arguments?
What action or decision does the author(s) want the reader to take or make? Or, is their argument completely neutral?
Finally, join the conversation/discussion of the topic. Take a position agreeing or disagreeing with the author(s) and support your position. If you agree with the author(s), provide new evidence or experience to lend your position credibility. Don’t, however, simply restate his/her position. If you disagree with the author(s), find ways to strengthen you own claims, or even discredit him/her by using his own words and statements. Be sure to avoid any statements such as “I believe,” in my opinion,” “I think,” or “I feel.” Your argument shouldn’t be written from the 1st person perspective.

Reminder: Recognize that SOME of the essays were written by journalists, thus they might have a slightly different purpose than another writer. Was their purpose simply to inform the public about an issue, or does the essay offer/suggest/direct the reader to a certain position?

Criteria for evaluation: This paper should be about 5-6 pages, TYPED, DOUBLE-SPACED, and conform to all rules of MLA format. Also, you should have a works cited page included with your paper. Any outside sources must be included in your works cited page.