The analitical litruture of the stories by Thomas king

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Analytically engage the story of Thomas King, “Borders,” and “A Coyote Columbus Story “. Then think about these two works and try to identify some common literary aspect between them.
A minimum of THREE and a MAXIMUM of FIVE academic-quality (peer reviewed) secondary sources should be strategically & judiciously incorporated into the argument.
DO NOT use Wikipedia for anything
DO NOT use dictionary definition
DO NOT use web sites ending in .com
DO NOT use encyclopedea
Additional short stories do not count as secondary sources.

DO USE PROPER, ACADEMIC-QUALITY SOURCES Especially try searching in the following databases: Contemporary Literary Criticism and Academic Index. Or if you are writing a paper based on a particular perspective, you may want to incorporate sources from that discipline. For example, if you were doing a psychological reading of Wallace’s “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men,” you might want to incorporate research from a source like the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
Please do NOT include biographical information about the author.
Keep quoting from the story and from the sources to a minimum, but remember to provide specific textual evidence to support and/or illustrate your thesis and your assertions about the stories.

Remarks on Style

Ÿ Use the present tense when writing about literature. For example: In the short story, “In the Land of the Free,” Sui Sin Far complicates conventional ideas about freedom in America.

Avoid directional remarks such as “As I just explained above,” or “I will explore these three points below.” Avoid any references to the paper itself such as “This is what I will deal with in this paper,” or “This paper is about….” Don’t tell your reader what you are going to do; just do it!

Avoid defining the vocabulary of the discipline when you use these terms.

Avoid writing in the first person, especially omit expressions such as, “I think,” “I believe,” “In my opinion,” etc. EVERYTHING you write in your essay is understood to be your idea, your opinion, your belief; therefore, you do not need to qualify it. However, you MUST qualify the thoughts, ideas, and words of others.

Remarks on Style

Ÿ Use the present tense when writing about literature. For example: In the short story, “In the Land of the Free,” Sui Sin Far complicates conventional ideas about freedom in America.

Avoid directional remarks such as “As I just explained above,” or “I will explore these three points below.” Avoid any references to the paper itself such as “This is what I will deal with in this paper,” or “This paper is about….” Don’t tell your reader what you are going to do; just do it!

Avoid defining the vocabulary of the discipline when you use these terms.

Avoid writing in the first person, especially omit expressions such as, “I think,” “I believe,” “In my opinion,” etc. EVERYTHING you write in your essay is understood to be your idea, your opinion, your belief; therefore, you do not need to qualify it. However, you MUST qualify the thoughts, ideas, and words of others.
Do not write, “T. Coraghessan Boyle says…” when you mean to say, “The narrator of the story says….”

Do not write that an author’s technique “allows” a reader to understand something unless there is permission involved.

Do not write that in the story the author is “trying” to show something unless there is effort involved.

Do not write about the work you did in reading or reading the stories. For example, do not tell your readers how many times you had to read the story before understanding it, etc

Ÿ Do not talk about the effect a particular rhetorical effect has on “the reader”; this is illogical because you cannot possibly know what effect a literary device will have on someone else. This sort of approach is really a way of writing about how the story affected your emotions, and that subject is not appropriate for an academic literary analysis. Instead, keep the focus on how the literary devices or rhetorical elements in the story contribute to the story itself; for example: how do the literary techniques tie in to the theme of the story, or how they advance the plot, or how they help define the protagonist, etc.

Ÿ The first time you refer to an author, use his or her full name. After that, the last name is all that is necessary. Follow this standard for both men and women.

Ÿ Avoid long quotations. Use quotes to illustrative or to back up claims and assertions you make about the stories.

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