Paper detailsAnalytical Essay For this assignment, students will write an analytical essay based on an assigned short story. You can find the short stories at You will begin working on this assignment (reading, viewing, drafting) in Unit Eight, but submit the paper in Unit Nine. The purpose of an analytical essay is to deconstruct a story based on the literary elements it contains. These literary elements include plot, character, setting, point of view, language, tone, and style, symbolism, and theme. Each body paragraph should explore one of the elements of literature, using the specific and technical terms explained within the lectures. This essay should: explore, in detail, each literary element within the short story you’ve selected support the analysis with evidence from the text be 1000 words long have an explicit thesis statement, with the main idea (the topic of the paper) and a controlling idea (what you, as the author, is saying about the topic) include an integrated, direct quote from the text support the thesis in each of the body paragraphs be written using APA formatting guidelines use APA guidelines for citation, both in-text and on a References page avoid using 1st- or 2nd-person references (focus on objective 3rd-person references instead) be submitted as a MS Word .docx file Quotations and In-Text Citation: Quotations must be in quotation marks and all quotations must be cited. Here is a correct citation for a quotation: Mrs. Mallard knew that “[t]here was something coming to her, and she was waiting for it.” (Chopin, 1894, 15). Notice, as well, that this particular quotation has a lead-in, introductory phrase, as should all of your direct quotes. References Citation: Since we’re accessing the story on the web, you will site it as a page on a website. AuthorLastName, AuthorFirstNameInitial. (Year, Month Day of Publication). Name of webpage. Retrieved from <URL> The film will be cited as follows: Producer, P. P. (Producer), & Director, D. D. (Director). (Date of publication). Title of motion picture [Motion picture]. Country of origin: Studio or distributor. Submissions: Responses will be submitted by attaching a MS Word .docx file. Responses should be written in complete sentences in proper standard written English. Check responses for grammatical and spelling errors, maintain a professional and respectful tone, and answer the question thoroughly.
Analytical essay