After this assignment, students will be able to
• Identify, define, and discuss key literary terms such as bildungsroman, initiation, rite
of passage, genre, plot, setting, characterization, theme, point of view, tone, and style.
• Identify, define, and discuss formal and/or structural elements in a work such as
foreshadowing, symbol, metaphor, rhyme, rhythm, meter, alliteration, and figurative
language (e.g., personification, simile, metaphor, hyperbole) and the ways in which
they contribute to the meaning of the text(s).
• Identify, define, and discuss social, political, economic, or historical contexts relevant
to works studied.
• Translate key passages into their own words so as to understand and explain overall
developments of the text.
• Articulate in writing, discussions, or oral presentations their close readings of texts
using formalist and/or reader-response theory (especially focusing on initiation and
development and the experiences and values expressed in literary works).
• Compare and contrast differing challenges and responses to achieving adulthood and
the ways in which the journey to adulthood is shaped by culture, socioeconomics,
race, gender, sexual identity, religion, history, and other contextually situated
• Identify and discuss universals, archetypes, and recurring themes in literature that
dramatize the journey from childhood to adulthood.
• Learn more about themselves as readers and work towards developing positive and
perceptive life-long reading habits that reflect a diverse and global perspective.
Reminder of Academic Integrity
Keep in mind that all of your essays will be submitted through turnitin.com, which will
evaluate the originality of the essay. If my evaluation of the turnitin.com report determines
that an essay was plagiarized, I will assign an “F” and report that student's plagiarism to the
Associate Vice-President of Academic Affairs, in compliance with RMU’'s Academic Integrity
Your intended audience for your essay is an academic group of people, including students
and instructors. You should assume that your audience has read the work(s) about which
you are writing; therefore, you do not need to summarize the work extensively. However,
you should include paraphrases and quotes that prove your view of the work.
Task--Literature Analysis Essay
Write a 3- to 5-page essay that analyzes one or more of the works discussed during the
second half of the semester. These works include the following:
1. J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
2. Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief
3. Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give
Your “Course Documents” in the “Writing Literature Essays” folder in your Blackboard
course shell contains much information about how to write a literary analysis essay.
For this assignment, you must write an argument that provides your interpretation/ analysis
of the work and supports that claim with appropriate and sufficient details (evidence) from
the work. Your interpretation must come from your own reading and thinking about the
work—not from critical or literary analyses you have read about it (including CliffNotes and
You do not need outside sources. When referring to the work(s), use only author and title. If
you do use outside sources in addition to your chosen work(s), (1) use parenthetical citation
in the text of your essay and (2) include at the end of the essay a Works Cited page (MLA
format). Not to document sources constitutes plagiarism.
Manuscript Requirements for Written Work:
June 12, 2017
The Title of Your Paper
Then, begin to write your paper on this next line. All outside-of-class papers
and rewrites are to be typed in a serif font and double-spaced. Use 1-inch margins.
For specific information about formatting according to MLA Conventions, refer to
your handbook from your Communications Skills classes, Rebecca Moore Howard’s
Writing Matters: A Handbook for Writing and Research. If you do not have access
to this handbook, you may use any other handbook or use the Purdue OWL website
for MLA documentation. < https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/>
In addition, you may refer to the model MLA papers included in the “Writing
Literature Essays” link in your Blackboard course shell.
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