Paper 1 must be your own original analysis of one or more of the texts we have examined in this class so far this semester. Use the prompt below to focus your ideas and develop your own insights in a carefully organized, well-argued paper that includes specific evidence from the text you have chosen as well as your own interpretation of that evidence.
Single word analysis: Discuss the effect of one word from within one of the assigned texts on your reading of the whole work. Your argument may draw from class discussion, but make sure that your paper is full of your own thoughts and analysis. Your paper should devote one sentence at the beginning to explaining the text you have chosen, the word you have chosen, and the placement of that word in the literary text.