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Do they fit well together, or do they diverge?

Compare Paul Laurence Dunbar’s “We Wear the Mask” and Du Bois’s formulation of double consciousness. Use textual evidence from both Dunbar and Du Bois to address any of the following interrelated questions: Who are Dunbar and Du Bois’s audiences? Are Dunbar’s and Du Bois’s thoughts harmonious? Do they fit well together, or do they diverge? What stylistic, philosophical, or other sorts of differences arise from the treatment of the same problem in both poetry (Dunbar) and nonfiction prose (Du Bois)? How do these works disrupt the notion of the happy Black person?

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Focus on one aspect of the text from to much ado about nothing act 3, both analyzing and interpreting it to arrive at a statement of meaning of the text as a whole but do not reference anything that comes in the book after act 3.

3/4 to one page, single spaced, close analysis of the text. focus on one aspect of the text from To Much Ado About Nothing Act 3, both analyzing and interpreting it to arrive at a statement of meaning of the text as a whole BUT DO NOT REFERENCE ANYTHING THAT COMES IN THE BOOK AFTER ACT 3. How does this one aspect shape meaning, help convey meaning, contribute to meaning? Use specific evidence, correctly cited, regarding that aspect. Lead with a thesis statement (separate from body of paper) and then rest of paper is just one body paragraph. Conclude with one of two sentence but a formal conclusion is not part of this paper. Examples to write about: – analyze a motif (pattern of images, words, ideas) -analyze one passage/section that you see as a window onto a theme of the text, in this case, you would provide a close analysis of that passage, interpret it, and then provide specific evidence in the text that supports analysis -analyze rhetorical and literary devices -analyze form (poems arrangement on the page, placement of lines, traditional vs freestyle) notes: italicize titles of novels and plays, place commas inside not outside quotation marks, avoid passive voice and use literary present tense, use MLA citation form (in-text citation)

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Anna Julia Cooper famously declares that “Only the BLACK WOMAN can say, ‘when an

Anna Julia Cooper famously declares that “Only the BLACK WOMAN can say, ‘when and where I enter, in the quiet, undisputed dignity of my womanhood, without violence and without suing or special patronage, then and there the whole Negro race enters with me.'” What arguments does Cooper offer to support this declaration? After answering this question, speculate on how either Booker T. Washington or W. E. B. Du Bois might have responded to Cooper. Base your discussion on an analysis of specific examples from each author’s text. DB Board question does not even need to be a full page.

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Write a response paper on Ida B. Wells’s?The?Red Record. An ideal response paper

Write a response paper on Ida B. Wells’s?The?Red Record. An ideal response paper will be 2–3 pages divided into two sections: Section one will contain a concise, original summary of the work you are addressing. The aim of this section is to convey your sense of Wells’s text in a way that will also refresh your reader’s memory of the text. Though some direct quotations of the author would be acceptable, it would be best to convey the broad strokes of the argument rather than provide too many fine details. This portion of the paper can easily be less than a page. Remember that you can return to the text for additional detail in the second section of your paper. Section two, the longer section of your argument, will be your response to Wells’s argument. Frame this response in a similar fashion to the literary criticism and interpretation we’ve been doing throughout this course. What does Wells do by way of style, voice, imagery, or any other literary device that interests you?