You will work with any of the stories in Chapter 8 or poems in Chapter 9 of Backpack Literature. (I chose the “Miss Brill” by Katherine Mansfield and “Araby” by James Joyce.) You will compare OR contrast the readings…paying attention to their technical aspects author, plot, theme, language, conflict, protagonist, antagonist, tone, style…ect. The essay should also contain background information about the authors and / or the readings…much of this is provide in the text.

General Format

• The paper MUST be 3 FULL pages in length, NOT counting works cited page.• The essay must be written in 3rd Person Point of View.• The paper must be typed / word processed and written in 12 point Times New Roman or Calibri font with double spaced lines.• The paper’s margins MUST be 1” top and bottom, and 1.25” left and right. There should NOT be any extra space between paragraphs or after titled points in the work. • ALL in-text and works cited citations MUST be in the currently accepted MLA format.


You MUST use a MINIMUM of two sources for your research, including your text book.

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