English 101

Essay Three, Option One: Literary Analysis Essay (750-word minimum)

Paul Laurence Dunbar, "Sympathy"

Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings


December 7:

December 11:

Choose ONE (1) of the following topics to respond to in a carefully constructed and fully developed essay.

 

 

1.    Identify examples of three literary techniques employed by Paul Laurence Dunbar in his poem “Sympathy.” Provide a clear thesis explaining how he employs these techniques to develop the theme of his poem.

2.      Identify examples of three literary techniques employed by Maya Angelou in the excerpt from her memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Provide a clear thesis explaining how she employs these techniques to develop her story.