Paper 2: Literary Analysis
The second paper will be a literary analysis. You will analyze one of the texts we have read/will read for class. You will choose one lens through which to analyze the text. That can take many shapes (gender studies, race, class, etc); for example, I have had several successful papers that examine abandonment in a text. By examining specific aspects of the text through the lens of the psychological effects of abandonment and how we see a character embody those effects, the papers’ authors read the text in new, more developed ways. This is the purpose of the final paper. You may also choose to compare two shorter poems through a certain lens.
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