* Each question just needs about two paragraphs* * topics are related to american history*question 1:Choose two of the woman authors from this semester. Your choices are: Phillis Wheatley, Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, Sarah Orne Jewett, and Kate Chopin.In two ACES responses, how does each of the authors present us a picture of what life was like for women during the time in which they lived?question 2: Choose TWO of the stories or poems from this semester. In two paragraphs, explain how each of the selections you choose reflect something that is uniquely American. Must know two of theses authors writing: mark twain’s, Thomas Jefferson, charles waddell chestnuts, Edgar Allan Poe, olaudah equiano, William Bradstreet,stories to pick from:1.The celebrated jumping frog of calaveras county by mark twain2.Experts from William Bradford’s journal “of Plymouth plantation” by William Bradford 3.Equiano’s autobiography by Equiano 4.Common sense by Thomas Paine 5.Declaration of Independence by Thomas jefferson 6.The Masque of the red death by Edgar Allan Poe 7.The wife of his youth by Charles W.C Hesnutthttp://www.let.rug.nl/usa/outlines/literature-1991… can use that link to help youHow to write the short answer questions: ACES A = Answer the question with the topic sentence (Main Idea)C = Cite text evidence with a specific detail (facts, examples, quotes, etc.)E = Explain the evidence (your analysis, explanation, and connection between the text and the answer statement)S = Summary sentence (restate the main idea, take-away point)
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English 3A Semester Exam Essays (16pts each)
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# 44
Brainstorming
ideas:
Choose two of the woman authors from this semester. Your choices are:
Phillis Wheatley, Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, Sarah Orne Jewett, and
Kate Chopin. In two ACES responses, use examples from the stories we
read this semester to explain how each of the authors presents us a picture
of what life was like for women during the time in which they lived.




THINK:
Phillis Wheatley was taken from Africa and sold as a slave. What do her poems reveal
about how she felt about life in America?
Anne Bradstreet’s poetry was mainly about her family and her faith. What do her poems
tell us about women during her time? How was she different from other women at that
time (or, how does some of her writing reflect what was likely a hope for many women of
her time)?
How does Sarah Orne Jewett’s writing reflect the life of many women in New England at
that time?
What does Kate Chopin’s writing tell us about the hopes, dreams, and struggles of middleclass women during her time period?
Author’s Name
What was life like for women during
her time?
How do I know?
Text evidence (quote w/ page #)
Identify for your
chosen authors
Suggested
Outline:
I. Introduction:
–General statement that mentions your chosen authors and how their lives are
reflected in their works.
II. Author #1
A: Statement about life during her time and title of the piece that shows this.
C: Quote from story/poem
E: Explain how the quote shows this.
S: Summarize and/or rephrase answer statement
III. Author #2
A: Statement about life during her time and title of the piece that shows this.
C: Quote from story/poem
E: Explain how the quote shows this.
S: Summarize and/or rephrase answer statement
V. Conclusion
–Draw a universal conclusion about these women and how life is reflected in
their literature.
#45
Brainstorming
ideas:
Choose TWO of the stories or poems from this semester. In two ACES
paragraphs, explain how each of the selections you choose reflect
something that is uniquely American.
Some things to look for when deciding what selections to choose:
❖ Think about the stories portray the way the characters talk,
❖ Think about the stories that show the things that were/are important to
Americans,
❖ Think about stories that portray uniquely American problems
❖ Think about authors that created new types of literature that set the United States
apart,
❖ Think about authors that showed us unique places in America.
Some things you might want to explore:
❖ How does Mark Twain’s writing give us a uniquely American way of speaking?
❖ How did Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine reflect the yearnings of the
colonists?
❖ How did the writing of Charles Waddell Chestnutt’s illustrate a uniquely American
experience following slavery?
❖ What new forms (genres) of writing did Edgar Allan Poe and Olaudah Equiano
introduce?
❖ How did the regionalist writers give us “snapshots” of uniquely American people
and places?
THINK:
Title and author
What is uniquely American about this
story?
How do I know?
Text evidence (quote w/ page #)
What two stories
or poems will be
the focus of my
essay? List title
and author here:
Suggested
Outline:
I. Introduction:
–General statement about how our national literature can be considered
uniquely American
II. Story #1
A: Statement that mentions work #1 and what makes it uniquely American
C: Quote from the work that shows this.
E: Explain how the quote shows this.
S: Summarize and/or rephrase answer statement
III. Story #2
A: Statement that mentions work #1 and what makes it uniquely American
C: Quote from the work that shows this.
E: Explain how the quote shows this.
S: Summarize and/or rephrase answer statement
V. Conclusion
–Draw a universal conclusion about our national literature can be considered
uniquely American
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answer for
both prompts
here.
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