For this paper, you will produce a page of creative writing (e.g. a fictional story, autobiography, jeremiad, poem, etc.) in response to the prompt below AND a page of academic analysis that explains how you believe your creative work meets the prompt guidelines and responds to concepts, theories, themes, or generic forms from class.
PROMPT (part 1):
Select an author or character that intrigues you. Then, using whatver genre form you prefer ( story, poem, journal entry, letter, speech, etc.), *****pretend you are that author or character and respond to the question, “What makes you American ”. As you write, consider the personality of the author/character as well as his/her writing style, goals, complaints, vices, virtues and motivatinos. Each of these should inform your construction of his/her response.****** The goal is to demonstrate a creative study of the author or character.
For the academic analysis portion of this assignment, you will need to write an organized and clear argument that identifies and analyzes the course concepts, theories, and/themes you considered, employed, or are commenting upon in your creative text. Do not assume your audience knows everything you know.
Author options: Edgar Allan Poe, Angelina E. Grimke, James Fenimore Cooper
MLA Format** 12-point font, times new roman, one inch margins. 2 pages long – not including Works Cited.
Basically 1 page is answering the question as if you are the author, the 2nd page is the academic analysis portion.