Compare and Contrast Literary Works

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Assignment Requirements

Topic: Must address one of the topics in the guidelines
Length: Your draft should be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference page) Sources: Utilize at least six scholarly sources to support your thesis (including the course text and at least two sources from the Ashford Online Library). APA: Your draft must be formatted to APA (6th edition) style. Separate Title Page: Must include an original title

Separate Reference Page
Proper Citations: All sources must be properly cited, both within the text and in a separate reference page. Elements of Academic Writing: All academic papers should include these elements. Introduction with a thesis statement

Supporting paragraphs
Conclusion
Themes & Corresponding Works
Choose only two of the works within your selected theme.

Race / Ethnicity
Country Lovers (Gordimer)
The Welcome Table (Walker)
What It’s Like to Be a Black Girl (Smith)
Child of the Americas (Morales)
Gender Roles / Marriage
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Thurber)
I’m Going (Bernard)
The Story of an Hour (Chopin)
The Necklace (de Mauppassant)
The Proposal (Chekhov)
Country Lovers (Gordimer)
Creativity / The Creative Process
Poetry (Neruda)
Constantly Risking Absurdity (Ferlinghetti)
You, Reader (Collins)
Death and Impermanence
Dog’s Death (Updike)
I Used to Live Here Once (Rhys)
A Father’s Story (Dubus)
Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night (Thomas)
Nothing Gold Can Stay (Frost)
In Memoriam (Tennyson)
Because I Could Not Stop for Death (Dickinson)
Nature
Wild Geese (Oliver)
Dover Beach (Arnold)
The Oak (Tennyson)
The Road Not Taken (Frost)
Symbolism of the Journey
The Road Not Taken (Frost)
A Worn Path (Welty)
I Used to Live Here Once (Rhys)
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