english essay

Question Description

The second essay is written about the short story “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry (William Sydney Porter).  Write an analysis of irony in “The Gift of the Magi.” As you write the essay, please adhere to the following directions and requirements:

Presentation:  10% Paper meets the minimum length requirement of 750 words.  Paper includes proper heading and format.  See example in ANNOUNCEMENTS.

Sources with Documentation 25%:  One primary source and at least two secondary sources are required to be included and to be properly documented in Essay #2.  Use correct MLA format for internal documented and works cited page.

Terms with Examples 15%: Explain and offer examples of the three major types of irony as included in the text.  At least one example should be from the story “The Gift of the Magi.”

Grammar and Mechanics 25%: Paper should contain no sentence fragments or other basic grammatical errors such as missing apostrophes in possessives, subject-verb disagreement, lack of parallelism, and misused words.  Student should carefully edit and proofread essay for typographical errors, missing words, and other easily detectable mistakes.

Content 25 %:  Essay should offer a well-documented, thorough analysis.  Carefully address the writing prompt while adhering to its requirements.


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