1. Write a five paragraph literary analysis (essay) that focuses on no more than two writers and their works studied during this course.
2. Your essay must focus on the themes of those works and how they connect to themes of American literary works from the beginnings to 1865.
3. In this paper, you must cite passages or lines from the literary works to support the points you are making in your paper.
4. This is not a research assignment and should not include outside sources. However, the paper must be written in MLA format.
5. The paper must include the make up of an essay: introduction with thesis, three body paragraphs, conclusion.