Using the novel Pride and Prejudice, write an argumentative essay interpreting and evaluating how the author’s use of literary devices such as figurative language, imagery, and diction contribute to the theme of the novel. Your completed essay should be between 500–700 words.
Use the following guidelines as a checklist to make sure you include each element in the draft.
- Use introductory technique to capture the reader’s interest.
- Give brief, important background information about Pride and Prejudice, such as a plot summary.
- Include a clear thesis statement that tells which literary devices will be analyzed and how they affect the theme of the novel.
- Body Paragraphs
- Build the argument by stating claims that support the thesis.
- Elaborate on each claim using evidence from the text. Be sure to include citations including the page number!
- Explain how the textual evidence supports the thesis.
- Restate the thesis using different words.
- Make a final statement about the novel, such as what readers might learn from the work.
Remember to write clearly and cleanly, using a natural voice to engage the audience, and using correct punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and other linguistic conventions.