Final Literary Analysis *Phyllis Wheatley $4-5 Page Non-Negotiable

Final Literary Analysis *Phyllis Wheatley $4-5 Page Non-Negotiable

The final literary essay that extends your analysis of the work of Phillis Wheatley, the final essay should follow the attached outline and include an analysis of the following: A. The purpose of this paper is to examine the cultural difference of the feminist movement during the early slavery period as it relates to Black and White Woman. B. In many of the salve narratives I questioned why Black and White woman are fictionalized and objectified differently? C. The intersections of race, sex and class openly affected the decisions made by feminist during the period of the 17th and 19th century. D. In many of the salve narratives I questioned why Black and White woman are fictionalized and objectified differently? 1. The intersections of race, sex and class openly affected the decisions made by feminist during the period of the 17th and 19th century. Phillis Wheatley is the first published African American writer. as at least five outside relevant critical, historical, or literary sources. The minimum length of this essay is 6 pages. (20%) Criteria for Formatting of Literary Essays (Formal Papers) o You will submit your paper to Safe Assignments on Blackboard by the specified due date. Late papers will receive a penalty; your final grade for that paper will be lowered. o Your paper should have a cover page that includes your name, the course, the date and the assignment topic. o Your paper should be typed in 12” Times New Roman with no more than 1” margins. You must use the MLA format for all papers. Please refer to The Writing Lab & The OWL at Purdue and Purdue University, https://owl.english.purdue.edu/ for directions on how to use the MLA Style. THE PAPER SHOULD BE IN THE FOLLOWING FORMAT….. Literary Research Paper Structure (A loose outline to follow)* I. Introduction A. Catches the reader’s attention B. Indicates topic and narrows it C. Leads towards the body- sets the stage D. Has a strong, very specific thesis statement 1. Limits what you will write about a) If about an author, names the author and works to be explored b) If about a period or genre, names the it and the authors involved in it 2. Gives a focus as to what you will explore about topic a) Defines the theme, symbol, plot device, character type, etc. that helps link the works or authors. b) Minimizes the range of ideas that you will explore in the essay c) Sets the boundaries, of which you will not stray d) Puts forth an argument that you will defend II. Background A. Historical context 1. Does not provide an entire history of author or group 2. Limits historical focus to relevant period and events 3. Helps reader put essay in time context 4. Helps reader make important links to influential events B. Basic information for an understanding context of thesis 1. Provides information about the particular style of author or group 2. Defines elements that are associated with the author or group III. Analysis/Argument- Core of the essay A. Breaks down the thesis into sub-points (separate paragraph for each) 1. Establishes broad points 2. Identifies each point and defines it 3. Narrows each point with specific details 4. Shows comparisons or contrasts to be analyzed B. Gives reasons for points or arguments that you make 1. Supports points with the explanation a) Fully develops the idea b) Uses facts to support point 2. Use logical reasoning a) Connects ideas in a manner that does not confuse the reader b) Makes assumptions or opinions that can be backed with evidence C. Shows evidence of your points 1. Uses samples from works of selected authors (primary sources) 2. Applies criticism and outside sources (secondary sources) a) Quotes sources accurately (1) Introduces quotes with the author and source of the information (2) Provides only that much of the quote that is necessary to get across meaning (3) Explains the significance of the quote in relation to the point you were making (4) Uses correct parenthetical reference