Part 1: Write an essay in which you discuss the various possible meanings of the title "The Storm." To what does this title refer? Your thesis statement in the introductory paragraph may be as simple as "The title 'The Storm' suggests several different meanings." Use examples from the story to support your points.
Remember to include a topic sentence for each body paragraph and examples from the story to support your points. Remember to correctly use quotation marks and parenthetical citations for each quote that you use from the text. Finally, write a short concluding paragraph for your essay.
See pages 483-491 in The Little, Brown Handbook, Brief Version for information concerning parenthetical citation.
Draft a "Works Cited" page according to the MLA guidelines found on pages 491-521 in The Little, Brown Handbook, Brief Version, and on the "MLA Works Cited Formatting Page". For this assignment you only need to include the bibliographical information for your primary source.
I will be checking your essay to see that you have included an introductory paragraph with a thesis statement; at least three fully developed body paragraphs which include topic sentences, properly cited quotations, and discussion of your examples from the story; a concluding paragraph that neatly wraps up your essay; and a properly formatted Works Cited page containing a correct listing for your primary source. Also, be sure to check the final draft of your essay for grammar/mechanics and formatting errors prior to submitting it for evaluation. See pages 526 - 530 in The Little, Brown Handbook, Brief Version and the "MLA Document Formatting Page" for information on proper formatting.
Part 2: Please visit the discussions page for this assignment and enter your response to the following question(s):
"Roughly how much of Wolff's story is devoted to describing setting? What particular details make it memorable?" You will
receive a participation grade for the forum.
cannot be denied."
Setting: bayou country of Louisiana< br>
Setting and Plot reinforce each other
The story hints that marriage does not always assure that each partner will find sexual pleasure with the other.
"To Build a Fire"
Point of View
The man, using his intellect, perishes.
The old trader and the dog knew more about the dangers of extreme cold better than the younger traveler.
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