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For your final essay, construct a close-reading-based analysis that advances an interpretive argument regarding one or a set of related fictional texts. You may write about one of the texts we have looked at this semester, another selection included in An Introduction to Fiction. Keep in mind though, that focusing in-depth in the space available to you on a single work will often yield a more incisive, insightful essay than spreading yourself thin” comparing multiple works. Regardless of how many works you analyze, consider the formal elements of narrative fiction covered in class this semester and draw on the critical terminology we have covered as appropriate. Also, remember that your interpretive claims need to be grounded in engagement with evidence from the text in question in the form of short quotation or paraphrase.Your essay should draw meaningfully on at least three scholarly sources that is, these sources should be woven in substantively to your lines) of argument to advance your interpretation, provide cultural or socio-historical context for your analysis, and/or offer a contrastive analytical take on the texts) in question. These sources should not be used to throw random quotations into your essay as garnish,” draw on biographical author data that isn’t connected substantively to your analysis, or introduce ideas that you don’t connect up with in your analysis. You may use peer-reviewed books and articles in print or from the online databases our library subscribes to), but no webpages—though copies of print articles made available online are acceptable).Your final draft should be 6-8 pages in length typed and double-spaced, of course) and should follow either MLA formatting conventions or those of your chosen major. It is due at the beginning of class on Tuesday December 7.