Ashford 3: - Week 2 - Assignment

 

Theme and Narrative Elements in the Short Story

In two to four double-spaced pages (excluding title and reference page), demonstrate your understanding of literary themes, using a short story from the readings in week one or two:  

  • Describe what the theme of the short story is, using      Chapter Seven of the text as a reference. 
  • Identify at least two of the literary elements in the      short story that contribute to the theme (e.g., plot, point of view, tone,      setting, character, symbolism, etc.), providing an example of each      element. 
  • Explain how the selected literary elements affect the      narrative theme 

Your paper should be organized around a thesis statement that focuses on how the literary elements contribute to the larger narrative theme. All sources must be properly cited.  The paper must include a separate title and reference page, and be formatted to APA (6th edition) style.
 

The paper must be two to four pages in length (excluding the title and reference page), and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least two scholarly resources (at least one of which can be found in the Ashford Online Library) other than the textbook to support your claims and subclaims. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.
 

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