ENGLISH 1102 SSU Themes and The Use of Literary Devices Question

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Please just follow the directions for both attached. The story I chose is "August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains". Please let me know if you cant see the links or need the story.

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Instructions Purpose:​ Practice analyzing, evaluating, and synthesizing sources in preparation for your Final Project Researched Essay, which will entail taking one of your essays from Units 2, 3, or 4 and revising it to become a researched essay incorporating ​one of the theories of literary criticism we studied in Unit 1​ (excluding Reader Response). You will start this process by creating an annotated bibliography with one well-chosen source. Tasks: Locate one scholarly source that would help you analyze the short story you selected for your Unit 3 Essay. This course can include literary criticism and/or a scholarly article about your chosen short story​. Seek help (from one of the ​embedded librarians​ or your professor) with locating sources, particularly if you are struggling to locate a scholarly source. ○ For example, if you want to write about "The Paper Menagerie" or "Everything That Rises Must Converge," it might be interesting to find an article about strained parent/child relationships in literature, or if you want to write about "August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains," you might find an article about 20th-century dystopic short stories, or for "The Storm," you might find an article about Acadian culture in Louisiana. Now, you will write an individual annotated bibliographic entry for this source. Complete the following: ○ Begin with the MLA works cited entry for the text. Note that EbscoHost (in Galileo) will provide you with the MLA citation if you click “Cite” on the right-hand panel [and, scroll to the MLA entry]. And, also note that the works cited entry for the “Student-Selected Scholarly Articles” has been provided, in the “description” section (below the article’s title). ​If you use a "Cite" button-generated citation, be sure to double-check the citation to ensure it is correctly formatted. ​This link shows you what a correct MLA 8th edition entry for a journal article found in a database should look like: http://www.easybib.com/guides/citation-guides/mla-8/cite-jour nal-article-online-database-mla-8/ ○ Then, write one well-developed paragraph that summarizes, synthesizes, and reflects on the source, using the outline below. Make sure that the paragraph contains specific information (not general observations that could apply to any source). Note that a single quote may be included—but the quote must be no more than one (fully) typed line. ■ Write 2-3 sentences that summarize the source’s ​main argument and claims​; be specific when summarizing the text and include parenthetical citations when appropriate. ■ Write 2-3 sentences that evaluate what ​evidence and examples​ the source uses to support its main focus/claims. Briefly explain the source’s merits—and/or deficiencies—in terms of logic, persuasion, credibility, etc. Consider whether the author(s) effectively presented her/his/their claims—and how. Keep in mind that your evaluation does not need to be only positive or negative; the source may be adept in certain areas, but not in others. ■ Write 2-3 sentences that reflect on ​how you might use the article/source​ in your researched essay. Consider what new information you learned—and how the source “added” to the ongoing conversation about your topic. It may be helpful to imagine the author as a participant in an online discussion on the poem—what would she/he “say”? ○ For reference, consult these resources: ​Sample MLA annotations​ [note that this paragraph does not include the “reflection” information]; and ​Purdue OWL’s explanation of an annotated bibliography. Submission Criteria (points may be deducted for not following these guidelines): ● Upload your bibliography to the submission folder by the due date given by your instructor. On the first page of your assignment, include your name, date, and assignment name. Grading Criteria: ● One scholarly article from Galileo or other scholarly source; you may include additional sources if you like. ● Developed paragraphs that engage specific ideas in the texts (not general observations) for the distinct purposes of analysis, evaluation, and synthesis ● Clear, grammatically correct prose. ● Correct MLA guidelines for citations. Purpose: This assignment will enable you to discover a short story's use of elements such as theme, irony, metaphor, and symbolism. You will conduct a close reading of a short story and discuss the author's use of these devices in his or her structuring and composition of the content. Applying a close reading and composing a literary analysis will prepare you for the many texts that you will read, summarize, and discuss in the workplace. Task: Write an essay analyzing one of our stories from this Unit that discusses why and how specific symbols, metaphors, or uses of irony are used to depict one or two of the themes from Unit 1 in a particular way. Your essay should incorporate details and quotes from the story (using parenthetical documentation with the author's name), and you should use your own words to elaborate on the meanings of the details and quotes you use as evidence. Review your feedback from the Unit 3 Discussion on Analyzing a Short Story, as well as the posts and feedback of your classmates. Follow these steps: ● Choose one of the Short Story Selections from this Unit - you can certainly choose the same story you started to analyze in your Discussion, but you don't have to. Your analysis might, however, benefit from the feedback you received in the Discussion, as well as the posts and responses of your classmates. ● You will closely read your chosen story, considering its themes, characters, organization, dialogue, and other literary elements. Take notes to outline later. ● Read and reread the story; by paying attention to the varied features of the story, your awareness of these literary elements and how they build the story's meaning will grow. Start to compose your outline and working thesis about literary devices the author uses, and how they contribute to the theme or themes you've identified. ● See the Irony and Alienation in "Everything That Rises Must Converge" page as an example of how to approach your analysis. Take your working thesis and build your introductory paragraph, making sure to lay out your main points. ● Following your close reading of the story, draft your remaining paragraphs, providing textual evidence from the story to support each of your main points. See the Starting Your Short Story Analysis Essay page for an outline of how to proceed. ● Finally, write a conclusion, restating your thesis in such a way to encompass greater issues of time periods, cultural movements, or a lens of literary criticism through which the story and your identified theme(s) can be viewed. ● Be sure to maintain an appropriate academic tone (no slang, second-person ["you," "we"], contractions, etc.) ● Please refer to the Purdue Online Writing Lab for MLA formatting and style guide. ● Leave time to submit your draft to Free Tutoring for review. Your tutor can help with thesis and content development, organization, grammar, and mechanics. Utilize this free service to write the best draft possible on this major assignment. ● Don't forget that you can submit your draft to Free Tutoring multiple times during the revision process. ● Submit your final paper in Turnitin, OR in the assignment dropbox, according to your instructor's preference. Should you use Turnitin, make sure to take a screenshot of the confirmation screen once you upload your paper. When writing your essay, the goal is to demonstrate what spin the story has on a particular theme. Be specific about the ways the theme is used and how the story's use of symbols develops a deeper meaning to the theme. Provide details, including cited direct quotes from the story, but don't forget that you must comment on the quotes you use to explain why they are significant. Criteria on Which You Will be Graded: ● The specificity and development of your thesis ● Your supporting claims, logic, and organization ● The quality of your writing, to include paragraph development and organization: topic sentences, conclusions, transitions, etc. See Starting Your Short Story Analysis Essay. ● Your engagement with the text (how you explain your examples, your choice of supporting quotations) ● Format: You are required to use MLA style for all writing assignments. Proper MLA citation and a correctly formatted Works Cited page (12-point font, Times New Roman, double spacing, Last name and page number on each page, etc.). Please refer to the Purdue Online Writing Lab for MLA formatting and style guide. ● Academic Honesty (all sources must be cited) ● Length Requirement: 750-1000 words
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Bonati Muñoz, Catalina. "Landscape and technology in the construction of character
identity in Ray Bradbury's science fiction." (2017).
The author in the resource looks at Ray Bradbury's science fiction work and uses landscape
and technology to construct character identity. According to the author, the natural scenery plays
a crucial role in Bradbury's stories. Technologization and scientific advancement are common in
his work, and they represent essential aspects that portray human society as similar to humans
themselves. The article is credible because the author uses peer-reviewed journals to back up facts
throughout the text. The author uses persuasive writing to appeal to the audience; for instance, she
gives examples of Bradbury’s work throughout the text. However, some of the resources that the
author uses are dated way too back, which may result in a lack of updated information. In my
assessment, the resource will be fundamental for my topic because it will help me form the basis
for my paper. It will help to understand better how Bradbury uses technologization and scientific
advancement in "August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains" and the role they play in

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