Analyze and summarize 3 articles in Aristotle’s poetry Structure of your particu


Analyze and summarize 3 articles in Aristotle’s poetry
Structure of your particular interest in this text (i.e., what makes you interested in learning more about this specific text?). You may choose to include a short analysis of the text here, but it is not required.
Research: Here is where you’ll summarize and analyze each of the three articles you’ve chosen. I recommend devoting about a paragraph or so to each. Remember that the emphasis is on analysis—keep your summaries to 2-3 sentences, and your analysis and discussion of the article should be at least twice that long.
Discussion: Here is where you’ll compare and contrast the articles. This doesn’t need to be overly long, as you’ll have already discussed and analyzed the articles in the previous section—one or two paragraphs is sufficient here; just give us a sense of how the articles contribute to a larger conversation about your text of choice.
Conclusion: In your conclusion, focus one what you’ve learned as a result of your research (see no. 3 above). Again, feel free to make a larger argument about the text, but it isn’t required.
Bibliography: An MLA- or APA-style bibliography must be included at the end of the paper.
You aren’t required to use the above structure, and alternatively, you should feel free to approach this as a typical argumentative research paper—my only concern is that you meet the goals outlined in the overview.
Approaches
I strongly suggest choosing articles that are related to one another in some way. For example, if you choose to write about Beowulf, you might choose articles that focus on difficulties in translation, or alternatively on Christian iconography, etc. Choosing thematically related articles will make it easier for you to compare and contrast them effectively and is more in keeping with the goals of comparing and contrasting them—i.e., to explore how different critics debate the text.
To that end, remember that you may not want to write about the first three articles you find! When doing your preliminary research, take an AIC approach: i.e., skim the abstract, intro, and conclusion of the article first to see if it’s something you’d like to explore further. Once you’ve found three articles that look interesting, then sit down (or stand, whatever) and read them in full.
Requirements
Your paper must be at least 1500 words in length and must include an MLA- (preferred) or APA-style bibliography.
It must summarize and analyze three scholarly articles about a single text; it must compare and contrast the arguments in those articles; and it must explain your interest in the text and what you’ve learned from your research. (Please note: “I didn’t learn anything” is not sufficient for this section—you must apply your reading to the text in some way.)
The text you choose must be a work of literature published in the 14th century or earlier.
You must use scholarly articles—you may not use books or non-scholarly articles for this project.
Your paper must have a clear and logical organization. Please see above for a suggested outline; while you are not required to use that structure, your paper must have some kind of structure—it cannot be haphazardly thrown together.
I don’t expect your paper to be perfect, but it must be proofread, polished, and consistent (e.g., I don’t expect your MLA formatting to be 100% correct, but your in-text citations should all look more or less the same and follow the same principles).


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