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Part of writing for college classes often involves coming up with your own thesis and ideas for analysis. For the full-length play essay in this course, write a 1300-1700 word essay on a topic of your own choosing. You have two options (see below): 1. You can utilize one Full-length play from the textbook in your essay or, 2. Utilize two one-act plays from the textbook. The grading rubric for each is the same. You will want to consider several literary elements of the pieces such as imagery, character, tone, plot, metaphor or simile in the discussion of your chosen play or plays.
How do I get started?
The most important part of this process is selecting a work that you are interested in writing about. After you have selected a work or works that you want to write about, do the following:
Read the work or works again and take copious notes both in the margin of the text and your notebook
Watch a production or productions of the play if one or more is available
Once you have reviewed the play, brainstorm themes, ideas, topics, and other items of significance to write about
Write a rough outline with a working thesis
Do preliminary research to see if you can support your thesis
Write your full outline or tweak your topic depending on what you need to do at this point in the process.
Writing about Drama
The online writing lab at Purdue University has a good overview of writing a literature paper (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ (Links to an external site.)). In addition, read the “Writing about Drama” chapter in your textbook on pages 1550-1564 for tips
At the end of several chapters in the Drama section of your textbook, there are “Writing Essays” ideas and you can generate ideas in the “General Questions” section after the full-length plays. Although you won’t necessarily use these exact topics if you are stuck, you can certainly go to these prompts to generate ideas for your essay. At all costs, avoid writing a plot summary of the text.
In addition to your own analysis of the works, you must use at least three secondary sources that you incorporate into your argument. The primary source does not count in this number, but you must cite it on your works cited page (in other words, you will have at least 5 entries on your works cited). These sources must be viable, legitimate academic sources that analyze the work. Remember to use MLA documentation when documenting your sources.
Option 1 à Full-length Play essay
Choose one of the Full-length plays from the work and write an analysis of your choosing. Here are the full-length plays contained in our textbook:
Some issues to think about that might help you get started on your paper:
– What are the characters’ desires / wants / needs?
– What are the major themes of the work? How are they present in the text? The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University defines a theme as Theme: According to Baldick, a theme may be defined as “a salient abstract idea that emerges from a literary work’s treatment of its subject-matter; or a topic recurring in a number of literary works” (Baldick 258). Themes in literature tend to differ depending on the author, time period, genre, style, purpose, etc.
– What societal issues are affecting the work? Do the time period and social customs play an important role in the work?
– What does the work mean? What are we supposed to get out of it?
*****OUTLINE & ROUGH DRAFT NEEDED BY MONDAY 11/29 @ 5:00PM*****
MUST QUOTE THE BOOK **PERRINE’S LITERATURE**
***FINAL ESSAY MUST BE 1300 WORDS BEFORE BEING SUBMITTED TO ME***