Read Literary Criticism before you begin writing your paper
Refer to the MLA Handbook, 8th edition style guide tab for in-text citations and include a Works Cited page
Write 4-6 pages (1000-1500 words)
Identify a theme to explore in the literature you have read. Write your paper on this theme. Use three or more other pieces of literature that we have covered in this class. Candide and "Death of a Moth" will have examples to support your essay.
In this paper you will
Use the database, Literature Resource Center (LRC), to locate secondary sources on your theme. You can search by theme, such as journey, to find literary criticisms about that specific theme; however, your results will include all articles that have the term journey in them. This will result in many irrelevant articles. To narrow your search and make it more useful, include the name of the author, e.g. Stephen Crane, or include the title of the story you are analyzing.
You can also use the database JSTOR to locate literary criticism articles. When using JSTOR, use the same keywords and strategies used with LRC.