Analytic Paper 1
(4 Pages, MLA Format)
For this paper, I would like you to perform a literary analysis of the theme of love in one of Raymond Carver’s short stories. Your paper should include a strong introduction with a clear thesis statement, body paragraphs that develop your thesis with concrete examples and analysis, and an interesting conclusion.
Please do not do any library or internet research for this essay. Your final grade will be based on the following criteria:
Content: an interesting and original analysis with valid supporting evidence
Organization: clear, fluid transitions between ideas, both within and between body paragraphs
Clarity: clear and coherent expression of ideas (excessive grammatical errors will result in a grade reduction)
Analyze each part of this story: Instigating event, rising actions, climax, falling actions, and resolutions.
Find out the theme of the story.
If the story use the irony, analyze it.