American Literature 235
Writing Assignment #1—Analyzing Puritan Thought and Ideology
2 page Critical Response/With Work Cited page included (3rd page)
1. The initial texts we read in class presented writers’ religious faith as complete and unquestioning. Anne Bradstreet, however, is a bit different, as she struggled with a variety of inner conflicts: Christianity and her connection with it being perhaps the foremost. In a clear, well-constructed and essay (2 pages), analyze Anne Bradstreet’s inner conflict as expressed in her poetry. Be certain to meet the basic standards of composition as well as to use textural evidence to support your response.
Requirements for Typed Essays
§ All essays must be typed, double spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman, 2 pages—or more
§ This essay must follow MLA standards.
Includes page numbers, internal citation, and works cited page, among others.
§ Margin no wider than 1.25 inches
§ All essays need a Work Cited page.
§ All essays must be submitted online through Safe Assign
§ Must follow all instructions regarding length (Note: If your analysis is not over at the end of 2 pages, continue to write. An incomplete analysis is unacceptable.)