Ish Cheeksuses more effectively in narration and description
Essay assignment prompt:A
Maya Angelou and Amy Tan each write about being a young minority person in an Anglo culture. Which of the two authors, in your view, more effectively uses narration and description to depict her sense of isolation from the dominant culture in the time and place of her story?
1. This essay assignment asks you to compare Champion of the World(Angelou) and Fish Cheeks(Tan) with attention to how narration and description bring to life the experience of time and place.
2. State your thesis in the opening paragraph. Make it a direct response to the
assignment prompt. Since it is the result of comparing narrative and descriptive elements in the stories, precede your thesis with sentences about how each author uses these methods of development.
3. To support this main point of your composition, the first two body paragraphs should discuss how each authoras situation/condition is expressed through her telling of the story.
4. The third body paragraph should draw a point-by-point comparison of the
two which explains the reasoning behind your evaluation of which one is more
effective in her use of elements of narration and description to depict isolation from the dominant culture.
5. Tie up loose ends in your closing paragraph, resolve any questions left
unanswered and restate the conclusion to which your reasoning process has led you.