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Research Essay Assignment

You should begin this assignment as soon as you read the description below!

1. Select one of the authors or poets we've read this semester and write a 5-7 page essay in which you demonstrate how the poem or short story we read is indicative of, or exemplifies, that writer's work. Obviously, you will need to read other short stories or poems by the writer you select as well as material from scholars and critics.

2. Write a 5 to 7 page essay in which you examine the critical response to an author or poet of your choice, one whose work we have read for the course. This paper is a "survey" of "what the critics had to say back in 19___ (whenever your author lived and published ______ (fill in name of book) ) . Obviously, some authors will work better for this assignment than others. You should consult with me on your choice.

3. Write a 5-7 page essay in which you compare/contrast two poems, stories or essays from the Abcarian text. You should select one assigned poem, story, or essay and one of your own chosing. Your comparison might focus on one author's approach to a particular theme vs. another's; one author's depiction of (fill in the blank) vs. the others. There are many posibilities here. Your comparison should draw on appropriate outside sources.

No matter which assignment you choose, you MUST USE OUTSIDE SOURCES TO SUPPORT/SUBSTANTIATE YOUR ARGUMENT. This means spending time in the library. remember: this essay will form the bulk of your grade for ENG102 Online. (See syllabus for beakdown

The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day; the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green. The people of the village began to gather in the square, between the post office and the bank, around ten o'clock; in some towns there were so many people that the lottery took two days and had to be started on June 2th. but in this village, where there were only about three h...

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