this is my assignment directions and my two short story pick
(Amy Tan, “A Pair of Tickets” 293 & James Joyce, “Araby” 288
“Remember that theis and argument are the same thing.
To begin the process to write your first formal essay comparing two of the assigned short stories, ,
construct a paragraph of 100-200 words that explains what you trying to prove about a specific
narrativevoice, symbol, character, or diction in the two stories.
This is not the first paragraph of your essay, but just the “elevator pitch”.
Remember that you do not repeat the plots. You are always writing for an audience that knows the text of
Focus on the question “HOW”
-How do the authors describe the items that is your focus?
-How do they use language and sytax in this specific item?
-How doesthis element affect the other characters in the stories?
Focus on the question “WHY”
Why dothe characters in these examples make specific choices?
Why do the authors include this element in the stories?
What is revealed by comparting these two different elements in the two stories?
Do not use “I think” or “In my opinion”. Allow your argument to stand on its own.
Double space. Always check for correct grammar and syntax.
Submit your paragraph in the text box below.