“Recitatif” by Toni Morrison.

Description Complete a written response in which you analyze the “Recitatif” by Toni Morrison. You should answer the following questions in your response: In the story, there is one African American character and one white character. But which character is which? And, how did you arrive at your decision? What is your evidence? Be sure to consider stereotypes and your own assumptions about race as you consider your response. As adults, there is a change in the power relationship between the Twyla and Roberta. How are they different? What does this tell us about their social class and their race? What social issues (other than race and racism) does Morrison take on in the story? How do these other social issues intertwine with the theme of race and racism? Content and Organization:You should present your ideas in essay form that is appropriate to college-level writing (paragraphs, transitions, an introduction and conclusion, etc.). Targeting your writing is crucial to your success in this class. It’s important to understand and follow the assignment directions – I am looking for a specific kind of analysis as described by each reading response assignment. For help with organization, visit: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/685/04/ http://writingcenter.unlv.edu/writing/organization.html http://spcollege.libguides.com/c.php?g=254430&p=1697472 http://www.bucks.edu/media/bcccmedialibrary/pdf/NarrativeStructureOutlineandGraphicOrganizerJuly08_000.pdf Support: You must explain your ideas in detail in order to make a clear and complete argument. For reading response assignments, you MUST to include specific examples (quotes) from the selections to support your analysis. Formal Tone: Do not use first person (I, we) or second person (you) in papers for this class. This type of paper (literary analysis) about the readings and should be written in third person only. College-level papers should always be written in third person unless the assignment/professor specifies otherwise. Research: DO NOT use outside research as support for your ideas. I’m interested in your analysis of the readings ONLY. Format: Use MLA style for this and ALL writing assignments in this class. Information on and help with MLA style can be found at the following links: http://palmbeachstate.libguides.com/mla https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/ You need a Works Cited page (MLA style) for this and all response papers. For help with Works Cited, visit: http://palmbeachstate.libguides.com/mla https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/ You can also find MLA resources at the “Start Here” link Length: All reading responses should be 2-3 typed, double-spaced pages, not including the Works Cited page.

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