Lement of Literature (theme, character, setting, conflicts, etc

Focus of the Final Essay
Compose an eight-page final essay highlighting an element of literature (theme, character, setting, conflicts, etc.) by using
your choice of at least three (3) works from two genres to support your ideas. (You could choose two poems and a play;
two short stories and a poem, a poem, a play, and a story, etc.) A scholarly study of literature connects or compares works
from different genres by using one literary element.

This is your assignment: find a way to connect or compare one literary work to two others. Reading the notes taken in
your journal may help. Analyze the specific element in the selections with some depth. Support points with appropriate
examples from the selections and explain how the examples support those points. Think about what you wanted to read
again, what struck you as the most profound, what you wanted to see in film, or hear aloud. Go with the impulse to study
the works that were the most interesting to you. You do not need resources outside the course materials for this essay;
however, you must cite the works you use from the texts.
Writing the Final Essay
The Final Essay:
1. Must be eight double-spaced pages in length and formatted according to APA style as outlined in your
approved style guide.
2. Must include a cover page that includes:
a. Studentas name
b. Course name and number
c. Name of paper
d. Instructoras name
e. Date submitted
1. Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
2. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
3. Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
4. Must use APA style as outlined in your approved style guide to document all sources.
5. Must include, on the final page, a Reference List that is completed according to APA style as outlined in your
approved style guide.
Source: DiYanni, R. (2007). Literature, reading fiction, poetry, and drama (Ashford Custom 6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.