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What is the best way to write a 10+ page paper?
Start with an outline. Begin with an idea of an argument, an essay should be making a point and arguing a stance, so start with that. Then move on to the topic sentences, these represent the opinion you are proving in your next paragraph. Continue with this until you feel there is enough to prove your point throughout the paper. Okay, now go to your topic sentences; how are you going to prove these? What evidence do you have to do so? Write down citations and quotes, explain why those quotes are worth having in your essay. How did they earn a place to help you prove your point. Once you have 3-5 meaningful quotes per topic sentence, begin the essay. Once you find a groove, go with it. Don't stop until you're done and proud of your paper.
American Literature in the early 1900s focused primarily on which themes? Name three novels and explain why each may be important.
Willa Cather's "My Antonia" was written in the early 1900s and presented themes of self identification and acceptance of one's origins as well as overcoming the expectations of one's roots. Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle" depicted themes of not only racism and the treatment of immigrants, Sinclair created a reality where a person was no more than their heritage. "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald illuminates the tension between those who inherited and those who worked for what they have. These three novels exist in worlds where no one person is equal to another. Questions of race, class and usefulness shape the way each tale is told.
Define episodic literature and give three examples.
An epistolary novel is a novel made up of letters; the epistle is merely a letter or diary entry. Jane Austen's "Love and Friendship" is a novella created by letters written to and from two sisters. Also, Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper" is written in epistolary form as it depicts multiple diary entries. Bram Stoker's "Dracula" is fabricated by letters which falls into the episodic category of literature
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