Critical Lens Layout Essay

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Critical Lens Essay Format. Directions: The critical lens is a formulaic essay that consists of 4-6 paragraphs and explores two works of literature and two literary elements from each work of literature. Use the format below to help you write your essay using Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey and Richard Connell’s short story “The Most Dangerous Game”. Introduction Paragraph: • Copy the quotation exactly as it appears and include the author (1 sentence) “Henry Ward Beecher once said, “Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right using of strength.” • Own words. Put the quotation in your own words. (2-3 sentences) “This quotation means that…” • Agree or disagree with the quotation as you have interpreted it.…show more content…
“One major theme in Homer’s The Odyssey is ______________....” (Explain this literary element in 4-5 sentences using specific text-based support) • Tie it back to the quotation. “This proves the quotation is true because…” (2-3 sentences) Body Paragraph #2 (literary element #2 from the 1st work of literature): • Transition statement: “Another literary element from The Odyssey that proves the quotation is true is _________________.” (literary element #2 from work of literature #1- use literary elements such as theme, conflict, and characterization) (1 sentence) • Name the literary element you will use and define it. (1 sentence) “Conflict is a struggle between two opposing forces that is important to the plot.” • Show this element in the first story you will talk about. “A major conflict in Homer’s The Odyssey is ____________________...” (Explain this literary element in 4-5 sentences using specific text-based support) • Tie it back to the quotation. “This proves the quotation is true because…” (2-3 sentences) Body Paragraph #3 (literary element #1 from the 2nd work of literature): • Transition statement: “Throughout ______________ (the second work of literature), _______________ (the author) uses many literary elements to help connect the ______________(genre) to the critical lens. Two examples are ______ and ________.” (list two literary
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