John Updike, “A & P”, English homework help

  • Pick one of the stories listed below. You cannot write about one of the stories we have discussed in class. Your introduction should briefly summarize the story. The rest of your essay should focus on specific literary elements contained in the story. For instance, you might discuss characters, point of view, descriptive language, dialogue, setting, flashbacks, voice, and/or themes. You do not have to comment on each of these elements, but focus on elements that are particularly noteworthy in the story you have picked. Your conclusion should contain your personal response to the story. You should not use any outside sources for this essay.  Do not use Spark Notes or other types of summaries.  Your analysis should be more personal/critical/less basic than these types of sources. The author’s biography should not be discussed. Do use quotes from the short story to back up your assertions about literary terms. Format your essay according to MLA format. Your essay should be a minimum of 1,100 words and a maximum of 1,500 words in length.   Upload this essay to blackboard.  I do not need a hard copy.

    ***Rough Draft of Fiction Analysis Due on Tuesday, September 27th  Bring a printed copy to class.

    ***Final Draft of Fiction Analysis Due in Blackboard using the assignment link BEFORE class on Thursday, September 29th

    John Updike, “A & P” p. 141

    Alice Munro, “An Ounce of Cure” p. 153

    James Baldwin, “Sonny’s Blues” p. 239

    Zora Neale Hurston, “The Gilded Six-Bits” p. 284

    ZZ Packer, “Brownies” p. 301

    Junot Diaz “How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or Halfie” p. 319

    Sherman Alexie, “Indian Education” p. 348

    Amy Tan, “Two Kinds” p. 374

    Amy Bender, “The Rememberer” p. 337

    John Steinbeck, “The Chrysanthemums” p. 471

    Tim O’Brian, “The Things They Carried” p. 427

    Louise Erdich, “The Red Convertible” P. 442

    Ralph Ellison, “Battle Royal” p. 503

    Anton Chekhov, “The Lady with the Pet Dog” p. 527

    D. H. Lawrence, “The Rocking-Horse Winner” p. 544

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez, “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” p. 535

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