How to Cite MLA: Works Cited and Embedded Citations

How to reference a lecture in Works Cited Lecturer’s last name and first initial. “Title of lecture.” Course code. Name of school/institution. Location of lecture, date. i.e. Gill,R. “Genocide”. CGC 1D0. Stephen Lewis Secondary School. Room 306. Monday Sept 24th, 2010. How to reference a lecture as an Embedded Citation. (Lecturer’s last name, date) i.e.…

Formalism: Literary Perspective

What is Formalism? Formalists focus on literary elements such as plot, character, setting, diction, imagery, structure, and point of view Literary works are studied as independent systems with interdependent parts Biographical information and historical data are subordinate/not as vital to the formalist perspective What is Formalism? For Formalists, the proper concern is with the work…

Pearl Jam’s Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town: Setting, Characters, Literary Devices

Theme Statement: Seniors generally struggle with their declining abilities and senses. They deserve respect, understanding and companionship for having lived through so many challenges and experiences, but people often ignore them, look down on them, or treat them as a burden. Narrative Elements Setting: The “woman” likely works in a shop “in a small town.”…

Importance of Hamlet’s Soliloquies in Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Shakespeare often has his characters speak in soliloquies during the course of his plays. Soliloquies are essential to the presentation of a story through the medium of a play because they provide the opportunity and chance to tell the audience specific pieces of information which cannot be disclosed through normal conversation. In his work, Hamlet,…