RESOURCE- LITERATURE APPROACHES TO FICTION,POETRY,AND DRAMA
QUESTION- Consider Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried.” What does
the story suggest about leadership?
DIRECTIONS- Use your answer to formulate a thesis statement. Support
your thesis in a 5 paragraph essay of 650-1000 words.Essay must include
an introductory paragraph that contains your thesis statement, 3 body
paragraphs supporting your thesis that include direct quotations from
the text, and a concluding paragraph that sums up your thesis and main
points. Remember, each of the 3 body paragraphs should be organized
around one point that supports your thesis and contain at least one
direct quotation from the text to illustrate your point. The quoted
material must be integrated into the body of your sentence.
MLA Style – Works Cited Page:
(For all entries: If the work you are citing lacks a particular element
of the citation, i.e. edition, editor’s name or volume #, skip that
element and proceed to the next element).
To cite an essay, short story or poem from an anthology (a collection)
such as Literature: Approaches to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama, Critical
Survey of Short Fiction, etc.:
Author Last name, First name. “Title of work.” Title of Anthology. Ed.
Name Last Name. Edition (if other than 1st). Vol. Volume #. Place of
Publication: Publisher, Year. Page range. Medium.
Faulkner, William. “Barn Burning.” Literature: Approaches to Fiction,
Drama. Ed. Robert DiYanni. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw Hill, 2008. 352-364.