MIDTERM ESSAY EXAM
When you choose your topic, be sure to answer the question immediately. The best college essays will answer the question posed in the first paragraph (Usually in your first sentence and then they will develop that answer into your thesis statement). After the thesis paragraph, offer subsequent paragraphs with details, explanations, and quotations that support your answer. Finally, end with a clear restatement of your answer to the question.
CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TOPICS AND WRITE A 500-600 WORD RESPONSE ESSAY:
Essay 1. How does a close reading of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” help us to understand the method, the motive, and the after effects of Montresor’s terrible crime?
Essay 2: How does Kate Chopin use ambiguity and irony to help us understand the social problems that face Louise Mallard in “The Story of an Hour.”
Essay 3. What kind of love does William Shakespeare’s describe in Sonnet 116 and what is unique in the poetic language he uses to describe it?
Essay 4. Both Aunt Jennifer in Adrienne Rich’s “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” and the speaker in Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy” express defiance to a patriarchal figure. Which of these women seems stronger to you and why?
Remember, you should pick the topic that will help you show off your best writing and your best understanding of the literature.
Plagiarism check will apply, must be unique.