Prompt: not sure what prompt because it is timed, but once i start the clock I w
Prompt: not sure what prompt because it is timed, but once i start the clock I will be given one of the four prompts below
“The Rise and Fall of Sharpie Cakes” by Haruki Murakami
What is one theme in this story? (Some popular answers include ‘individualism’ ‘generational differences’ and ‘magical realism’, etc., but feel free to focus on a different theme if you noticed a different theme.) Support your answer (thesis) with evidence from the story.
If the crows and sharpie cakes are metaphors for something else (i.e. not literal crows or cakes), what could they be metaphors for? Explain your reasoning.
“Speech Sounds” by Octavia E. Butler
3. What does this story tell us about human communication and language? Support your answer (thesis) with specific details from the story.
4. What is one theme in this story? Support your reasoning (thesis) with specific details from the story.
ntroduction that includes: 1) the title of the story, 2) the author’s name, 3) a complete summary of the story (this can usually be accomplished in a few short sentence) and 4) a thesis that concentrates on a specific idea and responds to the prompt given.
Your essay cannot be just a summary of the story or contain illogical tangents. Each body paragraph (and there should be 3 body paragraphs minimum) should concentrate on specific evidence from the story that helps to explain your answer (your thesis) to the prompt.
The story should be quoted in your essay at least once. (the quotation should include signal phrasing and correct reference in MLA format, meaning that the author’s last and and the page number that the quotation came from is referenced).
The is story cited in MLA format (as a Work Cited). The Work Cited citation has already been provided for you in the annotations assignments; you just need to remember to include it at the end of your essay 🙂
Five paragraphs minimun
Literary Analysis Essay Structure Reminder:
Introduction: Your literary analysis begins by mentioning the author and title of the piece of literature you’re analyzing, a short summary of the piece, and a claim which you will then support with evidence from the story. Your essay must contain a clear thesis/claim.
a body paragraph which introduces the first bit of evidential proof to be analyzed and focuses solely on that idea (and details how this supports the thesis, if necessary).
another body paragraph which introduces the second bit of evidential proof to be analyzed and focuses solely on that idea (and details how this supports the thesis, if necessary).
at least one more body paragraph which introduces the third bit of evidential proof to be analyzed and focuses solely on that idea (and details how this supports the thesis, if necessary).
(other body paragraphs with evidence (if more evidence is available))
Conclusion: a conclusion that synthesizes the main ideas (evidences) and reframes how all of it adds up to support the original claim/thesis given in the introduction.
STORY 1 “The Rise and Fall of Sharpie Cakes” by Haruki Murakam
WORK CITED -Murakami, Haruki. “The Rise and Fall of Sharpie Cakes.” Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman. Translated by Jay Rubin, Vintage International, 2007.
STORY 2-“Speech Sounds” by Octavia E. Butler
WORK CITED : Butler, Octavia E. “Speech Sounds.” Bloodchild and Other Stories, Seven Stories Press, 2015.