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Poetry Essay Assignment 20%

Pre-Writing 5% THEME: Do a full page of think-writing about what this poem means and what the poet’s deepest message is. This should take 10 – 15 minutes only. Write your idea of the poem’s theme in a complete sentence … Continue reading

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Poetry Essay

Once your outline and introduction have been approved, you will write your complete essay of 750 words, using the essay-checklist handout as a guideline. Your essay must be typed in MLA format e1-0-mla-term-paper-format-1 and submitted without a cover page. You must make sure … Continue reading

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Due dates

Essay Due Dates You must hand in your essay outline and introduction in Michelle’s class on Wednesday. I will not be accepting late assignments on this occasion, as these must be returned to you on Thursday. There will be no … Continue reading

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Poetry Essay Pre-Writing

THEME: Do a full page of think-writing about what this poem means and what the poet’s deepest message is. This should take 10 – 15 minutes only. Write your idea of the poem’s theme in a sentence across the top … Continue reading

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Storytelling Project Part 1

Analyze a short story by an Indigenous writer, either one we have read in class or another of your choice that has been approved by the teacher. Make sure you address these questions: How does this story incorporate traditional elements … Continue reading

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Paragraph 3: Setting

Write a paragraph analyzing the setting of one of the three short stories we have read this term. Setting: time and place broad or general historical and geographical setting specific setting (time of day, particular place) external (actual physical setting) … Continue reading

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Paragraph on Characterization

Write an analytical paragraph on characterization in Lee Maracle’s short story “Who’s Political Here?” Below is an example of brainstorming notes and a paragraph draft (not the final revision) on characterization in Sherman Alexie’s story. Protagonists: Victor and Thomas Antagonist: … Continue reading

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