Define the American spirit as it evolves in the literature

This is an assignment that answers the question – define the American spirit as it evolves in the literature of the eighteenth century. The assignment looks keenly into the key ideas and also the different perspectives by various authors.

Define the American spirit as it evolves in the literature of the eighteenth century

Purpose: •

Firstly, identify key ideas, representative authors and works, significant historical or cultural events, and characteristic perspectives or attitudes expressed in the literature of different periods or regions. Analyze literary works as expressions of individual or communal values within the social, political, cultural, or religious contexts of different literary periods. Then, write research-based critical papers about the assigned readings. They should be in clear and grammatically correct prose, using various critical approaches to literature.

Assignment: • Secondly, what qualities define the American spirit as it evolves in the literature of the eighteenth century? In your essay, identify at least three defining qualities of the American spirit and pull multiple examples from the readings studied in the American Spirit unit. Remember to also use in-text citation to identify the author, title, and page number.

Requirements:

• Additionally, the essay should be at least four pages and no more than six pages in length. The works cited page does not count towards the minimum length requirement of the essay. You must research critical materials related to the literary works, the author, and/or the time period. These are to be scholarly sources such as articles from journals, essays in anthologies, a book, a chapter from a book, biographical information, and historical information.

Guidelines

• A minimum of 2 scholarly secondary sources must be in the paper. All sources must be scholarly (peer-review) No internet sites. Please note that articles accessed via the library’s online databases are not considered internet sources.

Lastly, you may not use any work overviews such as Cliff’s Notes, Monarch Notes, Masterplots, Barron’s Booknotes from AOL, or any other such “notes” as sources. You may not use encyclopedias. If you are not sure about whether you should use a particular source, check with me. All sources listed on the Works Cited page must be directly referred to in the paper.