I‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍n three full pages, provide a close reading of four to five

I‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍n three full pages, provide a close reading of four to five lines from any work you’ve read in Topics 1-3 that demonstrates an exploration of one of the following themes: Revolution What it means to be an American The significance of Nature in Romanticism Faith Naturalism The emergence of the importance of the Individual Make a clearly argumentative claim about the passage you have chosen; this claim will be your thesis. Back up your claim with analysis of details of the passage and at least one comparison between the British and American view of the theme associated with your passage. Include textual evidence from the selected work to support your rationale. The close reading should provide clear discussion of how the literary elements (imagery, narrative voice, metaphor/simile, symbol, etc.) address the theme, and then clear analysis of the passage’s significance. Provide an effective introduction that introduces the literary work and its author, as well as a clear thesis that is fully supported by the rest of your paper. This paper is not a research paper and should not rely on outside sources. Tips for Success Tip 1: Select a four-to-five-line passage from a text we have covered in Topics 1-4. Tip 2: Pay attention to any detail in the passage in order to gather as much information as you can about the passage: What is happening in the passage? What is it describing or analyzing? Who is the speaker (protagonist, different characters, narrator)? What is the tone (sarcastic, excited, sad, ironic, confused)? What has come before the passage, what comes‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ after? Key issue: does it repeat a theme that has come up earlier, or does it foreshadow something to come? How does it repeat a phrase, image, or theme that occurs elsewhere in the text? How is the use of that phrase, image, or theme, similar and different from its appearance elsewhere in the text, and what does that difference suggest about how the story has changed or how the narrator’s perception or mood has changed? How do the details in the passage give information about the characters? How do the details function as an external representation about the personality of the character? Use your answers to these questions to help develop your argument about the passage you have chosen. Select key words from the passage and make notes on what these words mean and why they are important to the passage. The Chimney Sweeper This is the Passage that I will be using for my close reading, Because I was happy upon the heath, And smil’d among the winter’s snow; They clothed me in the clothes of death, And taught me to sing the notes of woe. This is the full reading; A little black thing among the snow Crying ’weep, ’weep, in notes of woe! Where are thy father & mother? say? They are both gone up to the church to pray Because I was happy upon the heath, And smil’d among the winter’s snow; They clothed me in the clothes of death, And taught me to sing the notes of woe. And because I am happy, & dance and sing, They think they have done me no injury, And are gone to praise God & his Priest & King, Who make up a heaven of our misery. Auth‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍or is William Blake

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