Literary Analysis Essay for Elena Vanishing

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Literary Analysis Essay for Elena Vanishing

Writing Prompts:

Choose one of the following prompts to answer in a developed expository essay.

Prompt 1: Setting. Every story has a setting, and every setting affects the characters, plot, and theme of a story. Show how Elena is affected or changed by her setting. How does she act differently in new or different environments? What does she learn about herself because of the setting?
Prompt 2: Character Analysis: Show how Elena describes herself. How does she paint a picture of herself and her trials during this time? What conflict(s) does she face? How does she resolve them?
Prompt 3: Theme. A story can have one or many themes; the author of the work also has an opinion about this/these theme(s). Identify a theme in your book and explain what the author’s position is on this theme. What does the author seem to be saying about this particular theme? What does he want the reader to consider about this theme?
Prompt4: Identify a significant line or quote from the nonfiction text you have chosen. Explain how this particular line or quote from the text reveals the main idea or theme of the entire book itself.
Prompt 5: Identify and discuss three key points, lessons, or steps from the book that would support a recommendation of the book to another student. In other words, explain why someone else would benefit from reading or what they would learn from reading this book.
Prompt 6: Choose another nonfiction book that you have read (besides the one you have chosen fort his assignment). Compare and or contrast two significant aspects of the book. If they are two books on similar subjects, you may include how one book better informs or instructs better than the other.


Must be at least 2 full typed pages, MLA format


The essay is to be written for an audience that may not have read your book choice.

Point Value:

The essay will be valued at 100 points.


Thursday, January 7

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