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ENGL 72 / ASAM 2: Introduction to Asian American Literature Short Paper 1 Fall 2012 Choose a passage from one of the stories in Mrs. Spring Fragrance in which Asian and American individuals, objects, or concepts are brought together. Your passage should be between one paragraph to two pages long. Reread this passage carefully to examine the ways in which the two terms interact—or not. From this analysis, you should be able to propose a thesis that argues for a particular way in which the two collide, blend, or are kept apart. Your paper should prove your claim by going through the key components of the passage you have chosen. Your introduction should clearly state this thesis and provide a map of your analysis. You need not provide any kind of generalized introduction; go directly to your claim. Each
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Unformatted text preview: body paragraph should feature an important quotation from your passage, and you should discuss these quotations carefully. Think about the words chosen, their placement in the sentence, and tone. Your conclusion should discuss the significance of your thesis, and you should consider why your argument is important to the story as a whole. Your paper should be 3-5 pages long (roughly 1000-1500 words) and double-spaced; number pages and create a title. No title page is necessary. Cite page numbers in parentheses immediately after the quotation; no footnotes or bibliography are necessary. Electronic papers will not be accepted. Due Tuesday, October 2 nd ....
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  • Spring '12
  • GUO
  • American Literature, Mrs. Spring Fragrance, passage, Pages, Asian American Literature

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