Analyze and research the works of TWO of the authors we have covered thus far:
William Bradford, Anne Bradstreet, Mary Rowlandson, Benjamin Franklin, Phillis Wheatley
Write an essay in which you discuss what the chosen authors communicate about the hardships of the new land and the new culture.
Use the below outline to organize your ideas if you are going to write about this topic.
Introductory Paragraph (Use HATMAT)
Hook
Author/s of the text/s you will be discussing
Title of the text/s
Main characters (if you are discussing a short story)
A short summary or Background information about the authors and the historical time period
Thesis statement (author names + point you are making in essay)
Example: In their writing, William Bradford and Anne Bradstreet clearly show the hardships that settlers experienced with the new land and culture that wer
First Supporting Paragraph: Author 1
Topic Sentence (point 1) (Paragraph topic + point you are making in paragraph)
Describe one point the author makes about the hardships of the new land
Provide a quote from the author’s works about their experience
Explain what the quote means and why it is significant
Use database sources to back up your point if needed
Explain the meaning of the database source if used
Describe one point the author makes about the hardships of the new culture
Provide a quote from the author’s works about their experience
Explain what the quote means and why it is significant
Use database sources to back up your point if needed
Wrap up discussion of this author and give a transition to next paragraph
Second Supporting Paragraph: Author 2
Topic Sentence (point 2) (Paragraph topic + point you are making in paragraph)
Describe one point the author makes about the hardships of the new land
Provide a quote from the author’s works about their experience
Explain what the quote means and why it is significant
Use database sources to back up your point if needed
Explain the meaning of the database source if used
Describe one point the author makes about the hardships of the new culture
Provide a quote from the author’s works about their experience
Explain what the quote means and why it is significant
Use database sources to back up your point if needed
Wrap up discussion of this author and give a transition to next paragraph
Concluding Paragraph
Restatement of thesis (use similar, but different wording)
Recap main points made in essay
Explain why these authors were significantly impacted by the hardships of the new land and culture
Leave a lasting impression on the reader
The name of the book is Levine, Robert S., ed. The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Shorter 9th ed. Vol. 1. Norton. 2017; ISBN: 9780393264524
The link i have to the book
https://uerjundergradslit.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/the-norton-anthology-of-american-literature-9th-edition-volumes-a-b.pdf

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