Topic: Central Idea, and 7 elements of Fiction!

Paper# 4 Guidelines
Central Idea and Six Elements (Seven Elements of Fiction)
Due: On or Before Saturday October 31, 2020

Congratulations! You’ve made it! This is the Final Paper before the “C” Test. Paper Five will focus on ALL the literary elements you have learned this entire semester. It is very similar to the papers written thus far, but will contain all seven elements of fiction. It must have nine paragraphs. This should be the easiest paper you will write this semester. 800 word minimum.

Paragraph One: Follow the same directions from previous papers. Introduce the author and the story you will discuss. Discuss the story’s plot. Finally, create a thesis statement that focuses on a central idea. Underline the thesis. The thesis should contain your central idea and appear as the LAST sentence in your introduction. The thesis should be interesting and provocative. The author’s last name and the title of the text/story must appear in the thesis statement.
Paragraph Two: In paragraph two, start with: The central idea is___________. Prove it with a quote and explanation (Q/E) or the 1, 2, 3 Step Process. Do not forget your citation. You MUST cite all quotes in ALL body paragraphs. Please connect the central idea to each element in its corresponding body paragraph. For example, in paragraph three connect the central idea to the conflict. REPEAT in each body paragraph. Use the 1, 2, 3, Step Process for ALL quotes. You must have quotes in ALL body paragraphs.

Paragraph Three: The conflict is (internal or external). Prove with a quote and explanation. Then determine whether the conflict is resolved and prove that with a quote and explanation. Use the 1, 2, 3, Step Process for ALL quotes. You must have quotes in ALL body paragraphs.

Paragraph Four: The setting is (temporal or physical). Q/E. Explain the impact. Q/E Use the 1, 2, 3, Step Process for ALL quotes. You must have quotes in ALL body paragraphs.

Paragraph Five: Focus on one main character in the story. The character is ______. (Who?) Q/E What kind of character is this?
Q/E. Use the 1, 2, 3, Step Process for ALL quotes. You must have quotes in ALL body paragraphs.

Paragraph Six: The point of view is _____. Q/E This POV is important because__________________. Q/E. Use the 1, 2, 3, Step Process for ALL quotes. You must have quotes in ALL body paragraphs.

Paragraph Seven: The two language devices used are_______________________________.
Q/E This first language device is important because___________________________. Q/E This second language device is important because___________________________. Q/E. Use the 1, 2, 3, Step Process for ALL quotes. You must have quotes in ALL body paragraphs.

Paragraph Eight: Tone is the attitude of the author towards____________________.
The tone is__________________. Q/E The reader is in a mood of ______________________________________________. Q/E. Use the 1, 2, 3, Step Process for ALL quotes. You must have quotes in ALL body paragraphs.

Final Paragraph: In your concluding paragraph, discuss how the elements of fiction work together to complete the short story. Answer the “so what question?” In other words, why is your literary analysis in this paper important? What impact does the text and your literary analysis have on society as a whole? Do not introduce any new topics and do not begin your last paragraph with “In conclusion.”

Work Cited page: Please have a Work Cited page; it is required.
Example: Smith, Sue. “Harold and the Giant.” Norton Anthology to Southern Literature. Ed. Joe Jones. New York: Norton, 2000. 354-360. Print.

Type of service: Academic paper writing
Type of assignment: Essay
Subject: English
Pages/words: 3/825
Number of Sources: 1
Academic level: Sophomore(College 2nd year)
Paper format: MLA
Line Spacing: Double
Language Style: US English

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