Assignment Instructions for Students
In this course, you read the following short stories:
- Edgar Allan Poe's ''The Cask of Amontillado''
- Richard Connell's ''The Most Dangerous Game''
- James Hurst's ''The Scarlet Ibis''
Choose one of the above short stories, or another you have read recently. Write an analytical essay containing an introduction, a three paragraph analysis of your chosen short story, and a conclusion. The three paragraph analysis should examine the following features of literary texts, as they relate to your chosen short story:
Assignment Rubric for Parents
|Strong introductory paragraph containing a thesis statement and topic sentences|
|Three analysis paragraphs written|
|Plot, characterization, and theme all analyzed for the chosen story|
|Evidence used to support analysis of each of the text elements|
|No or minor errors in spelling and grammar|
|Concluding paragraph reiterating the thesis statement and main points of the essay|
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