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**Outline and Essay paper**
In this essay, you will answer ONE of the following questions. You will offer a close textual/literary analysis of the work you have selected. You don’t need to do any kind of research for this essay.
Submit an outline of your essay by the deadline noted in the syllabus. The purpose of the outline is for me to look at your thesis statement and the organization of your paper to make sure that you are on the right track. After your outline has been approved, you can begin writing the paper. I will be grading for the following: a clearly stated thesis, the use of valid evidence in the form of examples, quotes, images, etc, transitions that “wrap up” one point and prepare for moving on to the next, a clearly stated concluding paragraph. Your essay should have an introduction, several body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Your essay should be free of mechanical, grammatical, and spelling errors. You should utilize a variety of sentence structures and word choices as well as transitional phrases and sentences.
Here is a good basic structure for writing your papers:
Introduction: In the first paragraph, name the title of the work(s) and the author(s), summarize the work briefly, and state your thesis.
Main Body Paragraphs: Lay out the analysis of the work(s) you are discussing: (a) You might want to organize the paper around main points that support your thesis, then use the text(s) to support your main points and thesis; or (b) you might discuss each work separately and make connections to your thesis throughout the paper.Conclusion: This should not be just a short paragraph or sentence that abruptly ends the paper. Instead, it draws together the crucial evidence or points you’ve laid out above. In other words, it synthesizes what the evidence reveals.
Please remember to use literary terms when writing papers in this class. When writing about poetry, please remember to use poetic terminology, such as theme, imagery, tone, figurative language, and rhythm. Mention the works and author(s) in your introduction. Incorporate literary terminology; the focus of your paper should be on analysis, not summary.
Click on this link for sample literary essays.
Link for the Othello play: http://shakespeare.mit.edu/othello/full.html
- What is Iago’s role in Othello? Examine how his soliloquies contribute to the development of his character. Select three soliloquies, from the beginning, middle, and end, in order to show character development and progression.
**The attachment below are outline sample, essay sample and my professor lecture note for Othello