A 5-7 page, double-spaced, analytical paper on one of the stories we have covered. The essay should have a clear thesis and a close, analytical reading of the text, referring to specific passages and offering analysis of their meaning and/or function. You may choose to focus on any formal, thematic, or contextual aspect of the work. You can also integrate into your work insights from the introductions to the stories provided in the readings. Essays should demonstrate ability to write standard academic English using MLA style. Information on MLA citation style is available at the library website (Links to an external site.) and here: Purdue University Online Writing Lab MLA Style Website (Links to an external site.).