thesis statement

his week, you will begin working on your second paper for the course – an analytical paper. You will develop an outline and a thesis statement for your analytical paper.Using the critical reading skills practiced during this course, you will formulate a thesis statement that presents a unique and specific interpretation of a literary text. In order to analyze effectively, you will need to engage in close reading, or reading “between the lines.” This means that you will be choosing representative passages and carefully deconstructing them, highlighting connotations that may not be immediately obvious to fellow readers.This week’s assignment:

highlighting connotations

  1. Develop a thesis statement in which you present your interpretation of a literary text. Note: Your instructor will provide further details on your text options and other requirements in announcements.
  2. Develop an outline using the provided template to help you organize your points to support your thesis statement. Think of it as a skeleton that you will “flesh out” when you write your paper. You must write full sentences for the thesis statement, the topic/transition sentences, the passages, and the restatement of thesis.
  • Note: The passages will be direct quotes from the text, so include quotation marks and a citation in APA style.
  • Do not include any information from research yet. Y

Here is the List of Title to choose from.  You must select ONE of these texts and INTERPRET it.  Your interpretation should be 8 paragraphs (intro, conclusion, and each of the six criteria) in about 4-5 pages of content.  Cover Page, Abstract, and References must be included.  APA 7th Edition.Texts:The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss The Lorax by Dr. Seuss The Lottery by Shirley Jackson Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes A Proclamation Agaynst the Maintenuance of Pirates by Queen Elizabeth I The Magna Carta by Stephen Langston and King John