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Pushing Back

Make sure to complete the W1 and W2 Literary Analysis Tools Modules before completing this assignment. Part of your grade is based on selection,integration,and citation of quotations.

Post responses to both prompts. You must post on two different days to earn full credit for participation.

Post 1: Identify a character from both a fiction (Zitkala-Sa, Alexie’s “Pawn Shop,” Wright, or Ellison) and a nonfiction (Tecumseh, Jacobs, or Douglass) piece that we have read this week. First,show how the character is limited in his or her role in society (excluded from the American Dream), and then explain specifically how that character pushes against boundaries imposed by society.


  • 300 words minimum (excluding quotations and citations)
  • Include two properly integrated and cited quotations one from each work)to support your claims. You may use either direct or paraphrased quotes. See the Literary Analysis Tools Modules in Weeks 1 and 2 for information about integrating and citing quotes.
  • Week 3 Authors Lecture and Quiz

    LectureClick for more optionsMake sure to complete all of the assigned readings and review the lecture in this module before attempting the quiz. Click on the Week 3 Authors Lecture and Quiz link above to get started!

  • Week 3 Literary Terms Lecture and Quiz

    LectureClick for more optionsIn this learning module, you will learn about different literary movements related to the American Renaissance; Transcendentalism; Realism, Naturalism, and Realism; Modernism; the Harlem Renaissance; and Post Modernism.

Literary Analysis Essay

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Now that you have created your outline, you are ready to begin drafting your literary analysis essay. In this learning module, you will review formal vs. informal writing and APA page formatting to guide you as you write your literary analysis.


To consider the short nature of this course, there is a three-day grace period for your essay submission. The essay is due on the last day of Week 3 (Sunday), and you are encouraged to submit the essay on time. However, you may submit your essay as late as Wednesday of Week 4 without any points deducted for late work. If you need the extra time, it is my hope that you take advantage of the opportunity to polish your essay so that you can earn the highest grade possible. Take advantage of the resources that Keiser University provides, such as the Keiser OWL; the English Help Center; and, for visiting students, your home campus’s Writing Studio.

Week 3 Readings

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Complete all of the following assigned readings, review the lecture, and then take the quiz.

Native American Oral Literature: Vol. 1 pp. 29-30


Biography, Vol. 1 p. 484 and “Speech to the Osages,” Vol. 1 pp. 484-486 (nonfiction)


Biography, Vol. 2 pp. 652-655 and “The Soft-Hearted Sioux,” Vol. 2 pp. 660-665 (fiction)

Sherman Alexie:

Biography, Vol. 2 pp. 1677-1678 ; “At Navajo Monument Valley Tribal School,” Vol. 2 pp. 1678-1679 (poetry); and “Pawn Shop,” Vol. 2. p. 1679 (fiction)

Harriet Jacobs:

Biography, Vol. 1 pp. 878-879 and chapters I, VII, and X from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Vol. 1 pp. 879-889 (nonfiction)

Frederick Douglass:

Biography, Vol. 1 pp. 996-1000 and “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?,” Vol. 1 pp. 1066-1069 (nonfiction)

Richard Wright:

Biography, Vol. 2 pp. 1058-1059 and “The Man Who Was Almost a Man,” Vol. 2 pp. 1059-1067 (fiction)

Ralph Ellison:

Biography, Vol. 2 pp. 1209-1210 and excerpt from Invisible Man, Vol. 2 pp. 1210-1220 (fiction)

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