Rita Doves For the Love of Books and Your Passion
Read Rita Doves prose For the Love of Books. Annotate and mark the text by finding evidence of Doves tone and purposes for figurative language.
After thoroughly analyzing Doves writing, with an understanding of the purpose of figurative language, you will decide what personal experience you have that causes you to feel just as passionately as Dove feels about books.
You will write this narrative in first person point of view, hence the name personal narrative. Model the example set by Rita Dove, employing her use of figurative language and clear tone as your guide. Include at least one simile, one metaphor, and one instance of personification in your essay. BOLD these examples within your essay.
Include a captivating and original title. Edit carefully and refer back to your course syllabus for grading guidelines. As always, this essay must be your original work.
This personal narrative will be typed in MLA style and will fill two typed, double-spaced pages. You may go over two pages, but please do not exceed three pages.
You are not quoting Rita Dove or referencing her work within your essay. Her writing is a sample for you to follow.
You may type in Microsoft Word or Google Docs. Please email your instructor if you have any questions concerning how to submit the assignment. You will turn in this assignment through the Canvas assignment tab. It is strongly recommended that you complete this assignment early so that you have extra time to turn make sure that you understand how to turn in an assignment within Canvas. Allow time for questions.