literary analysis prompt

Ms. Hackett
LAL Period ______
“Brian’s Song” Literary Analysis: Take-home Essay
In a well-structured literary analysis, analyze how the author, William Blinn,
characterizes Brian and Gale in the first three pages of the teleplay. Be sure to include at least
three of the following elements: stage directions, dialogue, actions, point of view or dramatic
Annotate the play first and reread for understanding
Outline your essay (write thesis statement and topic sentences)
Find strong quotes to support your thesis
Type 2 page essay using MLA format
May use background knowledge of whole play, but only write about first three pages
Proofread and edit before handing in final copy
DUE DATE: Friday, January 15, 2016