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Are you living the dream?
Assignment: AP Language Research Paper
Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream, Volume 2 (hard copy only) by
Publication Date: 2007-07-01
See this volume for several thematic essays: The American Dream in the Twentieth Century, The American Dream Today, The African American Dream.
Miller's Death of a Salesman (Explicator)
From ProQuest: Learning Literature. You will receive the password to access this document in class. There are at least two other articles in PLL from the Explicator. Make sure you cite them correctly. This article is on your sample works cited list.
Wilson's Fences (Explicator)
From ProQuest Learning: Literature. You will receive the password to access the document in class. This is included on your sample works cited list.
Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby (Explicator)
From SIRS Researcher. You will receive the password to access the document in class. This is included on your sample works cited list.
Reference book chapters for background reading (Gale / Cengage)
Databases for Background Reading
GVRL Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
This database will work for most of you. It does not contain pro/con argumentative aspects but will provide background on a chapter basis for each title. I have isolated individual reference book chapters for your works on the web page.
Databases for Literary Criticism
ProQuest Learning: Literature (ProQuest)
Has a great Knowledge Notes on Death of a Salesman. Has lots of critical essays on Salesman and Fences. Look for the reviews on each play from The Explicator (great "starter" criticism).
SIRS Issues Researcher (ProQuest)
Although many students use the Leading Issues browse, SIRS provides many excellent previously published critical pieces, Make sure to use the Boolean operators to find relevant articles. Unfortunately, not too much on Fences here.
MLA Style Center
Excellent help from the Modern Language Association. Perhaps even better than the OWL for understand the elements of a citation, for right now.
Your teacher will spell out the requirements for use in the assignment.
Your teacher will spell out requirements in the assignment.