Eath Anthology of American Literature: 5 short answer essay questions

Each answer will be graded based on (a) insight, (b) support for ideas, and (c) correctness/organization/word choice.

USE ONLY STATED TEXTS. NO OTHER TEXTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.


Be sure to clearly identify page numbers (and texts if you use more than one for any answer.) Page numbers should be placed in parentheses at the end of quotes: e.g. (756). Text names should be put in quotations marks for short works poem, stories, or essays or underlined for longer works excerpts from books such as Common Sense or Walden.

Questions:

1. Illustrate Benjamin Franklin s use of satire by identifying and explaining 5 brief passages. USE A WITCH TRIAL AT MOUNT HOLLY& AN EDICT BY THE KING OF PRUSSIA”

2. Analyze the views the author presents about humans relationship to God, the church and religion, morality, and/or spirituality. State a thesis, then choose 4 passages that support that thesis and explain how the passages support it.
USE JONATHAN EDWARDS SINNERS IN THE HANDS OF AN ANGRY GODSERMON

3. Both Thomas Paine and Henry David Thoreau use similes and metaphors vividly. Use a total of four examples (2 from each author) of their similes and metaphors and explain each one. USE PAINES THE AGE OF REASON CHAPTER I THE AUTHORS PROFESSION OF FAITH & THOREAUS RESISTANCE TO CIVIL GOVERNMENT”

4. Identify four effective descriptive passages from Poes work and explain what makes them effective. USE THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER& THE TELL-TALE HEART”

5.Identify a theme in the work of WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT and illustrate that theme with 3 directly quoted examples. Explain how the quote shows the theme. Note that individuality is a topic, not a theme; a theme makes a statement about a topic. USE THANATOPSIS& TO A WATERFOWL”