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In the book A Raisin in the Sun, Lena Younger played the mother of an African Am

In the book A Raisin in the Sun, Lena Younger played the mother of an African American family living in ghetto. Lena had dreams of her family moving to a new house in the suburbs. The move was made possible because of the insurance money collected from Lena’s deceased husband. In the story Lena had a small plant that she cared for. This plant represented the dreams she had for her family. She believed the more she took care and watch over this plant, the more it would grow and be strong. She thought about her family in the same way. She believed that if she kelp the family working together, they would continue to grow together. No matter what troubles come their way, they would rise out of poverty into a better life. These dreams of a better life were a struggle to bring to reality related to the struggles of trying to make ends meet in run down 2-bedroom apartment which houses 5 people. Lena also struggled to keep the small plant alive. There was little sunlight coming in via the window. Lena never gave up on the prosperity of her family or her plant. Even at the end of the story when they were moving to Clybourne Park, Lena took the plant with her. This plant symbolizes that her dreams were still alive just like the plant.
Instructions
For your research project this semester, you will be writing a literary analysis. A literary analysis is an essay in which you examine literary texts closely in order to understand their messages, to interpret their meanings, and to appreciate the writer’s techniques. There are many different ways to approach a literary analysis. You may choose to focus on imagery in a text (like Lena’s plant in A Raisin in the Sun) or you may want to look at a theme that winds its way through a text (like race stereotypes in “The Passing of Grandison”). Perhaps you want to look at one of the novels we’ve read and examine it against the film I Am Not Your Negro comparing and contrasting the ways in which those two texts present civil rights issues. The possibilities are endless.
Key Elements of a Literary Analysis
A literary analysis, like any other writing, has important key factors that must exist within your writing for it to be successful.
An arguable thesis: essentially, in a literary analysis, you are arguing that your analysis of the text is valid. Therefore, your thesis must be arguable. It has to make a claim about the literature that you will then prove with clear evidence in the body paragraphs.
Arguable Thesis: Harriet Jacobs’ slave narrative highlights toxic gender stereotypes that undermines women, especially women of color.
Non-arguable Thesis: Harriet Jacobs was a woman who used sex in order to survive slavery.
You do not want to give what is essentially a summary of some aspect of the literature. Instead, you want to make a claim that another academic may look at and say “wait a minute! I disagree and here’s why!”
Careful attention to the language of the text: good writer’s write knowing that their words may have a lasting impact on their readers. They choose words, imagery, etc. very carefully to paint a picture for their readers. You do not want to ignore the ways in which a writer has written a literary text. Examine the techniques the writer uses and consider how those techniques impact the audience. This requires a close reading with annotation.
Attention to patterns and themes: your analysis should be built on evidence that exists within the text, which means you have to pay special attention to the patterns explored by the writer and the way themes are used.
A clear interpretation: when writing a literary analysis, you want to show your interpretation of the text based on contextual evidence to support what you believe the text means. This requires you to carefully examine the text, find passages that specifically highlight your interpretation, and adequately represent those passages in your writing using proper quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing techniques.
The Assignment
For this research essay, choose one of the texts we’ve read this semester, and analyze it carefully, using both contextual evidence from the text and source materials from the databases. Because this is a larger assignment, you are required to use 5 sources in all: 1 should be a primary text, which is the text you are analyzing from our readings, and the other 4 should be secondary texts, which are the sources you find through your research with the library databases. If you choose to incorporate a film, television show, or song/album in your essay, it will be considered a second primary text, so you will still need 4 sources from the databases.
Your approach to this essay is entirely up to you. Follow the key elements laid out earlier in this document, choose a thread you would like to unwind in your analysis, and go for it. To help you along the way, you will be working on a research proposal and an annotated bibliography. This will give me a chance to supply you with helpful feedback to make sure you are on the right path.
The Specifics
1200 words, plus a works cited page (not included as part of the word requirement)
Times New Roman, 12 pt font throughout (no exceptions to this)
MLA formatting throughout the document
5 sources in all: 1 primary text WHICH IS THE RAISIN IN THE SUN BY LORRAINE HANSBERRY and 4 secondary texts
The use of contextual evidence throughout
A note on Plagiarism
Any student who submits work that is not their own, including poorly quoted, summarized, or paraphrased material, will fail the essay immediately and a report will be filed with the Vice President of Academic Affairs for Academic Dishonesty. You can find more information about plagiarism in the Academic Integrity Information module in D2L.
Annotated Bibliography
Ghani, Hana’ Khalief. “I Have a Dream —Racial Discrimination in Lorraine Hansberry’s a Raisin in the Sun.” Theory and Practice in Language Studies, vol. 1, no. 6, 1 June 2011, 10.4304/tpls.1.6.607-614.
This article talks about how the author, Lorraine Hansberry was able to deal with issues of racism and discrimination. How she portrayed a thoughtful story about a family struggling with poverty. It tells of Lena’s dream. What the house represented to Lena. How much she loved her family. The struggles of black families in the ghetto. It tells of the plant that she was caring for.
Loos, Pamela. A Reader’s Guide to Lorraine Hansberry’s a Raisin in the Sun. Berkeley Heights, Nj, Enslow Publishers, 2008.
Presents an analysis of the play. Discussing the plot, themes, and major characters in the play. It tells how Lean said the plant she was caring for never gets enough sunlight or water, but it continues to grow. Lena looks at her family in the same way. Through all the ups and downs, they will continue to keep surviving. Working together to become better. Better to Lena is moving to a new home. A home out of the ghetto. How Lena cared for her plant is like how she cared for her family. Lena would like to have a garden at her new home to represent how for her family had come.
Lynn Domina, and Lorraine Hansberry. “Understanding a Raisin in the Sun: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents.” Understanding a Raisin in the Sun: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents, Sept. 1998.
A literary analysis of the play. It focuses on segregation and integration. The topic of the relationship on the African American family. It speaks about the relationships between black women and men. The historical and social context of the play. It raises issues of segregation and family strife in the 1950’s.
Viator, Martha Graham, and Sara Halper. “Is the “American Dream” of Homeownership an Equal Opportunity Goal?” The Social Studies, vol. 105, no. 2, 14 Jan. 2014, pp. 75–79, 10.1080/00377996.2013.850052. Accessed 17 Nov. 2019.
This article addresses some hardships of homeownership. Looking at the pursuit of the American Dream though the characters of A Raisin in the Sun. How Lena put a down payment on a home without telling her family where it was located. The challenges of being African American and homeownership. The discrimination of where blacks can live. The unequal opportunities they have. Talks about the benefits of owning your own home. How the home could be left as an inheritance to her grandchildren.

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For this assignment you will respond in paragraphs to a full length live play. 1

For this assignment you will respond in paragraphs to a full length live play.
1. What story is this production telling? (give specific examples)
2 What means (audio/visual) do they use to tell the story? (give specific examples)
3 How effectively are these forms used in telling the story? Why? Be specific

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Final Exam 30%: ENGL 2132-02 American Literature II: Survey of American Literatu

Final Exam 30%: ENGL 2132-02 American Literature II: Survey of American Literature from Mid-19th C – Present
●Assignment Handout given: November 29, 2022
●Assignment due on D2L/Brightspace: December 6, 2022 before 10:00 PM
●Each student will work on his/her own and upload individually. This is not group work.
● Use the MLA format and styles, Times New Roman 12-font, double-space, MS Word.
Cite your sources very briefly in the texts and in full in the Works Cited page.
●Total length of the paper is 10 pages, plus a Works Cited page.
Do not give unnecessary 2 double-space in order to make the paper long.
●In your paper, use headlines as and where necessary.
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Q1: Which African American authors and other authors and their literature have you come-across and what are their contributions to American Literature?
(minimum 4 pages)
Some tips:
Charles Chestnutt, p.179-192
W.E.B. Du Bois, ch 4.4; 4.4.1
Langston Hughes, ch 5.20 – 5.20.3
Toni Morrison, ch 6.12
There are others – you choose
Q2: Explain connections between current cultural reality and the literature you have read.
(minimum 1 page)
Q3: One of the African-American Masters is Dr Maya Angelou who contributed to American Literature. Explain her contributions. Feel free to draw material from the Internet and other places. Additionally, here are some links/examples: https://www.pbs.org/articles/10-black-authors-to-read
https://www.pbs.org/articles/renaissance-woman-maya-angelou
(minimum 2 pages)
Q4: Do online research on Sori and discover intelligence and practical theories. There are plenty of relevant material available on the Internet; one example includes https://www.google.com/search?q=abdul-rahman+ibn+ibrahima+sori&rlz=1C1GCEA_enUS1018US1018&oq=abdul+rahman+ibrahima+sori&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0i22i30l3.14543j1j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
You can choose any material that are relevant and reliable.
While some questions are given below to make you think like a critical thinker, stay focused on discovering intelligence and practical theories.
●Who kidnapped Sori?
●Why did they kidnap Sori? (what reasons appear on the surface level and what reasons are underlying?)
●How could Sori prevent that?
●Why was Sori unable to prevent that?
●What is the same thing present between kidnappers and Colonel Thomas Foster?
●How did they (kidnappers and Colonel Foster) acquire major power?
(minimum 3 pages)

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focus on you locating at least two pieces of literature (not already included in

focus on you locating at least two pieces of literature (not already included in the course) that you think should be added.
You should argue why they should be included.
Remember that this response should extend at least three full pages. Also,
please include the links o the suggested works.
ps. It should be two piece from New orleans.

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Two Pages double spaces Chapter 1 to the resd until chapter 4 This is the Questi

Two Pages double spaces
Chapter 1 to the resd until chapter 4
This is the Question you will be answering: Why is it important that the laws reflect the living members of society, will society, representation and current people that are alive tradition and opose to not respecting and representing .
I will be sending the book pages which will be about 5 pages.

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“How is The Odyssey different from other epics? What are some of its more “moder

“How is The Odyssey different from other epics? What are some of its more “modern” elements?” – Prompt
This is for my English 1130 class. Needs to be 12 point, times new roman, double spaced. I need it done before my deadline of November 21st, 2022, 11:00pm EST
Compare and identify modern themes in the odyssey to other epics

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Consider cinta’s explanation of our modern climate-change denial and obliviousness, and of our addiction to a consumerist world of pleasure and ease, to the demonic possession of the individual’s will in earlier periods of human history.

READ THIS FIRST VERY CAREFULLY.
THIS ESSAY IS BASED ON A NOVEL OF 350 PAGES. YOU WILL HAVE TO READ ENTIRE NOVEL. THIS ASSIGNMENT REQUIRES AT LEAST 20 OR MORE THAN 20 (IN TEXT CITATIONS). WITHOUT READING YOU WONT BE ABLE TO WORK ON THIS ESSAY. SO PLEASE ONLY BID IF YOU LIKE NOVEL ESSAY READING
THE NOVEL WILL BE ATTACHED IN THE INSTRUCTIONS
PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS VERY VERY CAREFULLY IT REQUIRES A HIGH QUIALITY ENGLISH RESPONSE SO PLEASE ONLY ACCEPT IF YOU HAVE MASTERS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE
PLEASE READ EACH AND EVERY SINGLE INSTRUCTION VERY CAREFULLY
This paper should be between 1,200-1,750 words in length. Provide a word-count at the end of the paper. Also include a works cited page and provide citations in the text of your essay in accordance with the MLA citation method. Double-space your essay and use 14-point Times New Roman font. Save and submit in Word format. Also remember to type your name at the top of the essay.
Please note: Plagiarism will result in automatic assignment failure.
For reference, please see the following: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlagiarismLinks to an external site.
READ VERY CAREFULLY AND UNDERSTAND THE QUESTION
PAPER TOPIC
Please write one single essay only in which you respond to one or more of the below. Be certain to quote from the novel in making your argument.
Consider the symbolism and meaning in the novel of the various snakes (literal and metaphorical, like the tornado). In what way does the novel figure the snake goddess, Manasa Devi, and her various natural, mythical, and metaphorical incarnations as a conduit between the human and the natural world? In what manner are these various natural, mythical, and metaphorical snakes trying to reach out to the human in order to reconnect it with nature and the environment?
Consider the various implications of the novel’s repeating of the gun merchant’s seventeenth-century story of travel and drama to the current-day story of migrants such as Rafi and Tipu? In what ways does Cinta try to help Deen make sense of this repetition as a meaningful pattern in history that helps to connect us both with our past and with our possible futures?
Consider Cinta’s explanation of our modern climate-change denial and obliviousness, and of our addiction to a consumerist world of pleasure and ease, to the demonic possession of the individual’s will in earlier periods of human history. How might the novel be read as a kind of prophetic warning that we need to awaken out of our passivity and complacency and address the global crisis presented by rapid climate change, which is affecting many areas of our lives through issues such as immigration, extreme weather events, fight for natural and economic resources, species die-offs, etc.?
Consider the novel as an effort to connect modern scientific and materialist understanding of the world with historical mythical and spiritual understanding of the world. What role does the relationship between Cinta and Deen play in this argumentative theme of the novel? You might also want to consider Cinta’s multifarious understanding of the world (through the lenses of science, history, myth, religion, etc.) as an effort to help us as humans to feel at home in a fast-changing modern world that so often seems hostile to our instinct and effort to feel at home in our environment?

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• 6 or more sources.

Essay is to be based off a previously written discussion post (I will include after contract has started) the previous discussion is the starting point for you to expand on and do additional research to complete essay.
I will add the grading rubric in an attachment
Requirements
• 6 or more sources.
• Formal writing style, no mechanical or grammatical errors.
• Clear and focused thesis that is supported with evidence from the sources.
• MLA conventions for formatting, in-text citations and Works Cited page.
• Times New Roman, 12pt. font, double spaced.
• An appropriate and consistent point-of-view—third-person is highly recommended.

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Mla format, literary analysis throughout the paper, can only quote the text from “the american scholar”

mla format, literary analysis throughout the paper, can only quote the text from “the American scholar”

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In at least 50 words, answer the following:

In at least 50 words, answer the following:
Pick one example from the books (Heavy: An American Memoir or Heads of the Colored People: Stories) that had an impact or touched you, and explain why.
READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.