Poster presentation for The Black cat Group: 2 to 3 Presentation: for you tutor (5%) 1.Book Cover for ‘The Black Cat’ 2.Short Discussion on Selected Characters from one of the short stories. 3. Poster: Drawn or on P Power Point Slides with Graphic Creativity
Plot (5%) Draw a plot for ‘The Black Cat’ and explain the activities or happenings in the designated juncture of the plot. Ex: Rising action – what and where is the rising action and why do you claim that this is the rising action part of the plot.
Group Work: Identification of Literary Items in the designated pieces (20%) One for the short story and one for the novel of your choice. (from the ones given) 1.Symbols ( 2 groups) 2.Foreshadowing 3.Irony 4.Setting Two page write up for each category (novel and short story to be submitted to me before the final exam.
Examples for Assignment 1 The Excerpts from the text The Excerpts The highlighting of the literary devices with explanation The most common figures of speech that can be found in this story is simile which can be defined as a comparison of two dissimilar things using "like" or "as", e.g., "my love is like a red, red rose" (Robert Burns). Simile is widely used here is ‘like’ as in Hills Like White Elephant.
Discussion: Most significant … from ‘To Kill a Mockingbird” 20% 1.Scene 2.Character 3.Idea Length of essay: 2-3 pages
General guidelines for Essay Assignment Essay is four to five pages long (A4), font 12, Times New Roman, double spacing with proper margin and grammatically comprehensible. The essay must have an introduction, body and conclusion. Citation to references must follow the MLA format. Marks will be deducted if the essay does the following: – It exceeds three pages – It is full of ridiculous grammatical errors. – It does not answer the question as specified. – It reaches the examiner long past the due date.
If you are not sure how to write the essays…. Please refer to Kirszner, L.G. & Mandell, S.R. (eds.). Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing. 6 th ed. Boston: Thomson. 2007
What to study for your final exam (BBL3216) – 30% Read ‘To kill a Mockingbird’. Read ‘Animal Farm’. Understand the themes and find literary devices supporting your claims.