Unit 5 American Lit IP

This final essay is 4–5 pages (excluding the Title Page and Reference List) and is based on the Unit 4 tennis-match outline. You will analyze gender or class and economics (depending on the track you chose in Unit 2). You will use APA Guidelines for documenting sources both in-text and on a Reference list.

Marge Piercy’s poem “What’s That Smell in the Kitchen?”

“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” by T.S. Eliot

“Living in Sin” by Adrienne Rich

“Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemmingway

“The Long Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot

“Black Woman” by Georgia Douglas Johnson


Bear in mind that the thesis statement should do the following:

  • Compare gender or class and how it is handled in the confines of short story, play, or poem.
  • Compare literary elements in the short story, play, or poem.

To help you support the thesis statement for this essay, it is important that you also have each of the following in your essay:

  • Evidence or examples from the works themselves and from outside academic sources (i.e. literary journals and texts) that justify your position
  • A conclusion that ties all of your main ideas together
  • In-text citations and a reference list of at least 2 sources in proper APA style, including at least one academic source to support your arguments
    • Please refer to the following databases in the Cybrary:
      • Academic Search Premier (Ebsco)
      • Master File Premier (Ebsco)
      • E Book Collection (Ebsco)
      • Credo Reference (Credo)
    • Please note that when conducting any research for this course, the following sources are NOT acceptable: Wikipedia, answers.com, about.com, and sparknotes.com.

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