ENG 206 The Storm by Kate Chopin Analysis Essay

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· For the essay, you will write about a short story ''The storm'' by chopin.
· Your essay should be 3 or more typed pages with a works cited page.
· The assignment requires 3 literary scholarly sources.
· Additionally, you will need to use this textbook ''The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Shorter Ninth Edition, 1865 to Present. '', so remember to cite it.


Create a research-based literary analysis that examines one of the short stories or poems we have read this semester. Choose at least one but no more than three elements of fiction or poetry and demonstrate how these elements are used to develop the theme. Elements that work well are imagery, metaphor, structure, characters, plot, setting, conflict, symbolism, but you may use any of the elements we have discussed. Assume that your readers have read the specific texts you are discussing.

MLA Formatting:

The paper should follow standard MLA formatting, which does not require section headings or subtitles. The paper should have 12-point font, 1 inch margins, no additional spaces between paragraphs and a proper in text citations and a works cited page.

Thesis structure: Make sure that your thesis clearly identifies the author, the work, and the literary elements that you will be analyzing in your paper. For example:

The structure, language and title of Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" suggest that the speaker is dissatisfied with his choice.

Structuring the Essay: A suggested structure for this essay includes in the introduction providing a concise overview of the plot or theme with the thesis at the end of the first paragraph. The subsequent paragraphs will focus on the argument with a conclusion that restates the thesis and provides a reason why this is important. The essay should be at least 5 paragraphs in length.

Using and Integrating Sources: The sources that you use are first to help you develop a greater understanding of the work and second to back up your interpretations. When incorporating sources, make sure to use each source at least once, and to balance your use of sources with the original text. Therefore, each of your body paragraphs should have at least one quote from the text and one quote or paraphrase from an outside source. The quotes need to be integrated into the writing. They should be introduced, explicated, and related to your thesis. For example:

Frost begins his poem with the speaker's lament that "two roads diverged" forcing him to choose between the two roads, which symbolically are two life paths(1-2).

Tutor Answer

School: Boston College


“The Storm” by Kate Chopin
Thesis: Kate Chopin, in the story “The Storm” have employed the elements of fiction and poetry
to establish a clear picture of the story as it unfolds.

The dialogue, description, and choice of words used in “The Storm” by Kate Chopin show
that the storm is a metaphor for the strong attraction between Calixta and Alcee. This is the
theme of the story.


Once a person notices signs of an incoming threat, the next step is usually to make
calculations to determine how long they must get to safety.


The child, Bibi who was only four years old expresses concern about the safety of his mother


Bobinot decides to buy a can which contained shrimps. The writer informs the audience that
the item is a favorite for Calixta, Bobinot's wife.


The beginning of the second chapter starts by alluding to the storm.
The writer reverts back to the theme of the dangerous storm by explaining that once Calixta
became aware of the signs, she quickly began to take precautions such as locking the door
and windows


In the second chapter, Chopin employs selective language to prepare the reader for a
significant occurrence


The second is a feeling that something would happen inside the house.
In the first part despite the reassuring words of the father, the signs of the storm kept growing
until the inevitable happened.



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“The Storm” by Kate Chopin
The dialogue, description, and choice of words used in “The Storm” by Kate Chopin
show that the storm is a metaphor for the strong attraction between Calixta and Alcee. This is the
theme of the story. The writer introduces the story by including a lot of references to a coming
storm. The author of the story tries to recreate the scene of an oncoming storm. On the first page,
she explains that dark clouds could be spotted approaching the area from the west. This, in most
cases, is the first sure sign of a storm. When the reader comes across this description, they surely
expect a storm to come. The roar of thunder accompanied these clouds. The use of descriptive
words is intended to form a mental picture of the oncoming storm in the mind of the reader.
Chopin relies on words such as ‘‘sinister'' and ‘'threatening'' to show the magnitude of the signs
and emphasize their serious nature. In the same way, those danger signs are not ignored and
serve to heighten the senses of an individual, and the words put the reader on alert. The writer
starts the story with the description of an incoming storm. This is a deliberate indica...

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