analyzing short stories
1. Define short story and novel 2. Define and illustrate various elements of fiction 3. Analyze literary selections as assigned by your professor 4. Write a well-organized, well-developed, grammatically and mechanically acceptable short story essay. This essay should also include MLA documentation of the short story or stories as well as at least one secondary source. 5. Write a well-organized, well-developed, grammatically and mechanically acceptable essay on the assigned novel. This essay should include MLA documentation of the novel as well as at least one secondary source. Assignment: Choose a short story (or short stories) from our textbook and write a 4-5 page essay (800 to 1000 words) using one of the options below. Remember that you are not summarizing the works, but analyzing the stories critically. Include evidence or examples from the specific text or texts that you are writing about, but do not retell the story, and do not copy directly except when quoting. Remember to incorporate sources correctly: use signal phrases and document with parenthetical citations and a Work or Works Cited reference at the end of the essay.