Unit 1 Assignment – Literary Analysis Essay Write a Literary Analysis Essay on “The Lord of the Flies” Follow the assignment

Unit 1 Assignment – Literary Analysis Essay
Write a Literary Analysis Essay on “The Lord of the Flies”
Follow the assignment instructions and review the rubric:
Select three symbols from Lord of the Flies. You may use either objects or characters. Write a five paragraph paper in which you identify and explain the three symbols.
2 – 3 pages in length
Typed, double-spaced, 12 point font (if you are submitting a Word document)
MLA format (refer to handout)
Introductory Paragraph: Think of a great hook to open your paper – something that will intrigue the reader and make them want to read it. Identify the author and title of the book. End your paragraph with a thesis statement identifying the three symbols and explaining how they illustrate the theme of the novel.
Body Paragraphs: Use a different body paragraph for each symbol, and discuss these in the same order in which they are listed in the thesis statement. Each paragraph must have a topic sentence in which you make a general statement about what the symbol represents. The topic sentence is followed by a lead-off sentence in which you introduce a specific detail or example that illustrates how this is true. Next, add at least one embedded quote giving additional information about the lead-off sentence. Next add a couple of sentences to explain how the detail or example relates to the main thesis. The last sentence is the clincher, which restates the main point of the paragraph. Use a transition to take readers to the body paragraph topic sentences and then on to the conclusion.
Concluding Paragraph: This paragraph should restate your thesis statement but in different wording. You should mention again the title and author of the work. Also, give your ideas about the use of these symbols, what Golding may have been warning society about, or his message.
Additional Requirements:
Use third person (no I, we, us, you).
MLA format
Submitting your work:
Click on the “Add Submission” button to upload your document. PDF is the preferred file format (choose ‘save as’ from the file menu and change the file format to PDF). Alternatively, you can use the text box on the submission page to recreate the worksheet. Click on the first button in the toolbar to access all the formatting tools.
Review the ‘submitting your assignment’ document we provided at the beginning of the course for more details about citing your sources, and for other useful tips too.
Important: Allow 2-3 days for an assignment to be graded.
Assignment Resources:
SVHS-English9-ExpositoryWritingRubric.pdf SVHS-English9-ExpositoryWritingRubric.pdf3 April 2017, 12:42 PM
SVHS-MLAHandout.pdf SVHS-MLAHandout.pdf12 April 2017, 9:49 AM
Submission status
Attempt number This is attempt 1 ( 3 attempts allowed ).
Submission status No attempt
Grading status Not graded
Grading criteria
Expository Writing Rubric
Thesis Statement
– Does this paper have a thesis statement? Is the thesis statement related to the topic? Is the thesis statement clear? Do you understand it? (15 Points)
– Thesis statement unrelated to topic.
Maximum score15
Supporting Evidence
Examine each paragraph for the information below.
a. Identify the topic sentence for each paragraph. This topic sentence (usually the first or second sentence of the paragraph) should resemble a mini­-thesis statement. It should contain one idea or concept. The rest of the paragraph must present the evidence that proves that topic sentence (one idea or concept.) Does each paragraph have a topic sentence?
b. Does each paragraph contain just one idea or concept?
c. Does this author use evidence to support his/her argument?
d. Has the author provided citations for his/her evidence?
Maximum score40
Does this paper have a beginning (introduction), a middle (body), and an end (conclusion)?
Maximum score10
Less than 5 mistakes
a. Does this paper have proper punctuation?
b. Are words spelled correctly?
c. Does the author provide full and complete sentences?
d. Does this paper have consistent verb tense, voice, and third­person usage? Are proper nouns capitalized?
Maximum score10
a. Does it use appropriate and varied transitions to link the major sections of the text?
b. Does it use precise language and domain specific vocabulary? (15 points)
Maximum score 25


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