essay short story 1 A+ Writers |

For Essay Four, students will be asked to do the following: select two short stories from

our textbook

ï‚· compare and contrast the use and effect of one component of the story (setting–or

an aspect of the setting, POV, character/s, plot (vs story), etc…) and how that the

authors’ this component uniquely contributes to the poem’s overall meaning or

theme–its unique message to the reader

ï‚· develop your thesis in your body paragraphs by using strong topic sentences and

textual evidence

ï‚· make your 4-page long and use MLA essay formatting and documentation, including

in-text citations and a Works Cited page

ï‚· taking into consideration my annotations and suggestions from previous essays

ï‚· use to check for style and mechanical issues before you submit to


ï‚· check your Vericite score before you submit the final draft–make sure your score is

10% or below.


 Chinua Achebe, Dead Men’s Path

ï‚· Sherwood Anderson, Hands

ï‚· Margaret Atwood, Happy Endings

ï‚· Ambrose Bierce, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

ï‚· T. Coraghessan Boyle, Greasy Lake

 Willa Cather, Paul’s Case

ï‚· Anton Chekhov, An Upheaval

ï‚· Anton Chekhov, Misery

ï‚· Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour

 Kate Chopin, Désirée’s Baby

ï‚· Sandra Cisneros, The House on Mango Street

ï‚· Joseph Conrad, The Secret Sharer

ï‚· Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Speckled Band

ï‚· Ralph Ellison, Battle Royal

ï‚· Gustave Flaubert, A Simple Heart

ï‚· Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Unnatural Mother

ï‚· Susan Glaspell, A Jury of Her Peers

ï‚· Nikolai Gogol, The Overcoat

ï‚· Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Birthmark

ï‚· James Joyce, Araby

ï‚· James Joyce, Eveline

ï‚· James Joyce, The Dead

ï‚· Franz Kafka, Before the Law