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Literary Analysis Paper
Read and/or view the primary source materials below. You will then read the articles as cultural and literary criticism provided. Then, using the analytical techniques we have learned in Writing Analytically, write a literary analysis that conforms to the requirements below.
Do a close reading of the work, making an analysis (explication) of the elements of the works, such as the characters, style, themes, symbolism, etc.
Make sure that your paper is a true essay, with an introduction, thesis, body, and conclusion that go beyond summarizing the story.
Using The Method and the 10 on 1 technique discussed in Writing Analytically (16-33, 105 – 117), you should be able to identify an interesting aspect and/or element of the story to write over.
Quote from the story, video, and a critical source for a total of three sources on the Works Cited page. Use direct quotes, paraphrases, and summaries that will support your thesis.
The rule of thumb for direct quotes is about two short (under three lines) or one long (over three lines) quotes per page. Make sure you have a clear in-text citation that cross-references the quotes to the works cited page. Also, see rules for the format for short quotes versus long block quotes.
Submit PeerMark draft of at least 500 words according to PeerMark instructions
Format and document the paper in MLA style, 8th ed. complete with proper headings and double spacing.
Submit final draft of 750-1000 words, exclusive of works cited page. The page should have two primary sources and one secondary source that is scholarly in nature*.
May, Robert L, and Caparó Antonio Javier. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. First Little Simon hardcover edition., First Little Simon hardcover ed., Little Simon, 2014. https://archive.org/embed/rudolphrednosedr0000mayr (Links to an external site.) (You will to make an account and check out the material. Check the book out for an hour and take notes for the quotes.)
Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer.” Narr. Burl Ives. Prod. Arthur Rankin Jr and Jules Bass. 1964.
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3hwkvt (Links to an external site.)
If you have CBS All Access, it’s a more reliable on-demand stream than the internet link. Any copy of this TV specialwill work.
Secondary Sources (Choose at least one for reference):
Lankford, Ronald D.. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: An American Hero, University Press of New England, 2016. ProQuest Ebook Central, https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/wc-ebooks/detail.action?docID=4729861 (Links to an external site.). (This is the whole book, which is interesting provides a lot of background)
Link to Chapter 10Preview the document (This chapter is particularly useful for this task)
Flanagan, Caitlin. “The Existential Despair of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.Preview the document” Atlantic, vol. 326, no. 5, 2020.
Fry, Fred L, and Frank A Wiebe. “Affirmative Action, Conflict Resolution, and the Case of Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.Preview the document” Management Review, vol. 67, no. 12, 1978.
*Do not use Sparknotes.com, Shmoop.com, Cliff’s Notes, or any other study site as additional scholarly sources. If needed, appropriate sources are found in the WC Library databases, such as Gale, Project Artemis, and J-Stor among others. Explore the WC Library resource page for all the choices.