For this assignment, you will select a specific example of John Montague’s word choice in “The Flight” and explore how it addresses a theme topic other than impulse. Your paragraph must:
Include a clear and complete topic sentence that includes:
a clear TAG (title, author, genre)
a reference (but not necessarily direct quotation) to the word choice that is your focus
a clear theme statement
The major components of an analytical paragraph:
the specific example that is your focus, quoted accurately and integrated into your commentary.
specific analysis of the word(s) quoted and their connotations
brief summary of whole text and examples where needed to provide context
connections to other elements in the text that clarify the meaning and effect of the example quoted
a closing statement that wraps up the ideas and purpose of the paragraph
Students wishing to stretch themselves should focus on sentence variety: short/medium/long sentences, varied punctuation (dashes, semi-colons, colons), interesting structures (asides, complex sentences, parallelism).
Goals are to develop work that includes a thoughtful, concrete topic sentence with a clear theme statement that is developed carefully with well-selected evidence and detailed commentary.
Exemplary Work will produce a compelling argument that shows incite in its analysis, use of language and syntax, effectively integrating direct citations from the text.