Identify the historical time period and one or two major occurrences that, apparently, influenced the author and his/her literary work

Story : The story of an hour by kate chopin

Outline

I.  Historical Introduction

A.  Identify the historical time period and one or two major occurrences that, apparently, influenced the author and his/her literary work.  A definition of the occurrence(s) may be necessary for correlation.

B.  Identify the literary period and two or three characteristics of that literary period that are evident in the literary work chosen.  Identify two major writers and one or two of their works that are noteworthy.

II.  Primary Introduction

A.  Begin professionally.

B.  Provide a brief summary of the work.  (2-3 sentences)

C.  Express the theme of the literature, if writing a thematic analysis.

D.  State three-point thesis.

III.  Analysis of Thesis Point 1

A.  Clearly state topic sentence, including key word(s) from thesis point 1.

B.  Provide three (3) analyses and evidences from the literature, including researched insight to validate/further substantiate your analyses.

a.  Analysis 1a

b.  Literary Evidence (w/doc)

c.  Outside Support (w/complete name of source w/credentials and verbal)

d.  Analysis 2b

e.  Literary Evidence (w/doc)

f.  Outside Support (w/complete name of source w/credentials and verbal)

C.  Construct a transitional sentence. (Optional)

IV.  Analysis of Thesis Point 2

A.  Clearly state topic sentence, including key word(s) from thesis point 2.

B.  Provide three (3) analyses and evidences from the literature, including

researched insight to validate/further substantiate your analyses.

a..  Analysis 1a

b.  Literary Evidence (w/doc)

c.  Outside Support (w/complete name of source w/credentials and verbal)

d.  Analysis 2b

e.  Literary Evidence (w/doc)

f.  Outside Support (w/complete name of source w/credentials and verbal)

C.  Construct a transitional sentence. (Optional)

V.       Analysis of Thesis Point 3

A.  Clearly state topic sentence, including key word(s) from thesis point 3.

B.  Provide three (3) analyses and evidences from the literature, including researched insight to validate/further substantiate your analyses.

a..  Analysis 1a

b.  Literary Evidence (w/doc)

c.  Outside Support (w/complete name of source w/credentials and verbal)

d.  Analysis 2b

e.  Literary Evidence (w/doc)

f.  Outside Support (w/complete name of source w/credentials and verbal)

C.  Construct a transitional sentence. (Optional)

V.         Conclusion

A.  Provide the essential information.

B.  Summarize your thesis points of discussion/analysis.

C.  Offer thematic/philosophical insight regarding your analysis (and/or the literary work).

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