Write a compare and contrast essay that analyzes a work from the Romantic period and a work from the
Victorian Era. This essay will focuses on how these works are similar and/or different as a result of time
period and the influence of societal factors.
The work for the romantic period will be Charlotte smith’s “from the Emigrants: a poem”. The work from the
victorian era is by Elizabeth barret browning “the cry of the children”
Basic Requirements for the Assignment:
1,200 word minimum (not including header, heading, title, citations, or Works Cited page).
1,500 word maximum
At least 6 total paragraphs (Intro, at least 4 body paragraphs, and conclusion)
A thesis statement that clearly presents your analytical argument regarding the work and that fully address
All body paragraphs will include a topic sentence that demonstrates a clear relationship with the thesis and
a provable point that will be proven through at least two pieces of evidences from the story.
When choosing evidence for each paragraph, it is best to use quotes from the story. Those quotes should
be integrated with a signal phrase, concise quote, in-text citation, and explanation of how the quote proves
the point you are trying to prove.
In-text citations when quoting, summarizing, and paraphrasing. (Links to an external site.)
A Works Cited page in MLA format (Links to an external site.) that includes all sources, including the story.
For this particular essay, you will likely only use the story.
Setup your essay in MLA format. (Links to an external site.)
Essay will be written strictly in 3rd person POV (Links to an external site.). This means that you will not use
first person (I, me, my, we, our, etc) or second person (you, your, etc) pronouns. The only exception to this
is if you are using a direct quote a source that uses one of these pronouns.
When writing about literature you should maintain the literary present tense (Links to an external site.).
Be sure to proofread and edit carefully