EL3221: Literary Stylistics
2017-18, Semester 1
First Essay Assignment

Qn: Write an essay on the stylistic analysis of any one of the passages or poems found at the end of workshop notes 1, 2, or 3 (except for Shakespeare's Sonnet 116), in relation to TWO of the following:

  1. Nouns
  2. Verbs
  3. Adjectives
  4. Adverbs
In addition to the individual essay assignment, you should also work, as a group, on the tabulation or listing of the chosen parts of speech (20% of the 15% total marks for this assignment). This should be presented at the beginning of your essay.

How will I be judging your essay?: Take a look at the take-home essay guidelines and criteria.

Deadline: 13th October 2017 (before 12 am, 14th Oct.).
No. of Words: 1,200 to 3,000 (excluding the tabulation or listing done by the group).
Referencing: Any systematic method of referencing is allowed. Among the style sheets you may want to use for your essay (in order of preference) are those of the American Psychological Association,  the Modern Language Association or the Linguistic Society of America.
Method of submission: Through the IVLE module workbin or to the following email address: cosibst@nus.edu.sg. Alternatively, you may want to give the exact URL of your web or blog page if your essay is posted there: of course, this is an invitation to me to visit your web or blog page, rather than a 'submission' in the strict sense. Essays should be written in Microsoft Word (any version) or HTML (if it is on a web or blog page). Hard copies will not be accepted, unless an explanation is given to me in advance. Students submitting their essays should scan their files for viruses beforehand.

Percentage of total marks for this essay: 15% (& 15% for the next essay, to make 30% for the two essays).