Assignment Overview: Carefully and accurately follow all guidelines presented here. Due Date: November 17 by the end of the day in Canvas. Purpose: To analyze Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close through a critical lens (or lenses, up to two) of your choice. To incorporate ideas from literary criticism that offer similar and alternative viewpoints to the stance you have taken. Audience: Your audience for this analysis is an academic audience, which consists of individuals who are educated and who potentially have a vested interest in the issue your writing explores. Analysis papers of this sort are often presented at conferences hosting professors doing independent research on topics that fascinate them. Papers of this sort are also often published in literary magazines, in libraries as literary criticism, and in journals. Literary Analysis Help: For a detailed guide to literary analysis, please consult pages 206 – 215 of The Norton Field Guide. In this chapter you will find sample literary analyses, key features of this type of writing, a brief guide to writing, advice for generating ideas and text, and ideas for organization. Essay Layout: Follow attached outline and use MLA formatting precisely. See MLA Handbook guidelines for formatting essays, pages 500 – 548 in The Norton Field Guide. Points are deducted for essays not following MLA formatting guidelines. At this stage in the class, MLA should be perfect. Style: • For this paper, you can write ONLY in analytical 3rd person (I will show you examples in class of how to do this with success • Do not use contractions (wasn’t, isn’t, can’t, etc.) • Select words that are appropriate and effective for convincing your particular audience. • Be aware of rhetorical devices, appeals and grammatical style that you can use to enhance your analysis. Make an effort to incorporate various techniques/writing styles throughout the paper. Outside sources: For this essay, I want you to incorporate at least ONE work of literary criticism (and up to TWO) that deal with the novel. To find these, you can visit the Collin Databases (there are over 650 lit crits for this novel on the JStor database alone) or the PISD Databases. We will talk more about lit crit and read examples in class.