Writing Question

Write a 800 word essay focusing on three themes, symbols, or literary devices present from the story a rose for Emily.The essay must be MLA styled.

  • Like any five-paragraph essay, this essay will have an introduction paragraph that ends with a three-part thesis statement establishing the three main literary elements of discussion.
  • The three body paragraphs will contain 8-11 sentences, and each will address in the same order the elements presented in the thesis statement. Each body paragraph should contain a topic and concluding sentence as well as transitions to help the reader move from one idea to the next.
  • The concluding paragraph will restate the three main elements discussed as well as the name of the short story and author. Primary source(s): You must cite the story using MLA styling. Story entries must appear on the Works Cited page. In-text parenthetical citations must be properly used in the body of the essay.Secondary sources (Research): 2 sources from GALILEO, Credo Reference, and/or a reputable research source from the library such as the Literary Reference Center (Google searches, Wikipedia, Schmoop, Cliffs Notes, Lit Charts,etc. are not reputable sources). Also, your instructor may have research article resources available that you may use for your paper in the Short Fiction Resources folder in the Short Fiction unit organized under authors names. Research may not be limited to the story/stories you choose; rather it can focus on how the author uses a specific theme or literary device in his/her larger body of work. Literary criticism entries must appear on the Works Cited page. In-text parenthetical citations must be properly used in the body of the essay. Please use source from Galileo. You are required to use secondary source research for this essay.The following model should be used to cite the short story that you choose for your essay:Author’s Last Name, Author’s First Name. “Title.” 2022. PDF.Essays that contain more than 20% of secondary source material will earn a failing grade. Ten points will be deducted every time a source outside of Galileo, LibGuides, Credo Reference, the Literary Reference Center, or a reputable source available in the course is incorporated.