Assignment. Write a 750 word essay doing a literary analysis explaining the sig

Assignment. Write a 750 word essay doing a literary analysis explaining the significance of a single
passage, scene, or episode in relation to the whole of one of the works of literature (or excerpts) from “Dream of the Rood; Dante, The Inferno, or Homer’s Iliad. Talk about the whole work, but focus on the
one passage, scene, or episode to get at that. No outside resources except a dictionary and perhaps the Bible. This should be your own close reading of the work of literature.
Explanation. One of the foundational skills in reading literature is reading a text closely and drawing
meaning from that reading. For this reason, this essay will allow you to engage deeply with a particular text. A close reading of a text “unfolds” the text, explains in detail how the work communicates to the
reader. Such a reading will require you to understand all aspects of the work and to have a grasp of the meaning of individual parts of the work in relation to the entire work. You are not, however, striving to
be exhaustive in your “explanation,” but rather you should strive to be selective in considering only
those details that are significant to your own thematic understanding of the piece of literature.

Assignment. Write a 750 word essay doing a literary analysis explaining the sig
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