English 101

Essay Three: Literary Analysis Essay (750-word minimum)

Paul Laurence Dunbar, "Sympathy"

Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings


November 14:

November 18:

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 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.

2.      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.