Diagnostic Essay Notes. Masoni August 2010. Correction Shorthand. S/V AGR = a problem with subject/verb agreement (“the humans tries to…”) T = a problem with tense WW = wrong word FRAG = sentence fragment See the board for more. Structure.
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Masoni August 2010
Eg.: “Now the ice-cream is finished, is paid for. The fish swim off on business: and she sits alone at the table, a white stone” (25-27).
Eg.: “Now the ice-cream is finished,/ is paid for. The fish swim off on business:/ and she sits alone at the table, a white stone” (25-27).
Please write out numbers (“seven”) instead of using Arabic numerals (“7”), unless they are years (“This poem was written in 1982”) or they are citations (page numbers, line numbers, etc…). There are a few other instances we will discuss as they come up.
Eg.: In this poem, Douglas refers to a woman, whom he compares to a “white stone” (1).
Eg.: The woman is possibly a prostitute.
Certain literary terms are always used in the singular because they are uncountable nouns. Some examples include:
After identifying the author by her or his full name, for the rest of the paper refer to the author by his or her last name only.
So part of your introduction might look like this: In the poem “The Behaviour of Fish in an Egyptian Tea Garden,” by Keith Douglas, the author comments on the nature of modern male/female relations by recasting a “tea garden” as an aquarium. By using a number of literary features, including elaborate diction, extended metaphor and imagery, the reader is made aware of the extent to which women are objectified in this culture.