What is the significance of flight in Song of Solomon? Develop an argument (beginning with the thesis) about burdens and flight in Song of Solomon.

I. Song of Solomon: This paper must be 10-12 pages long, not including the Works Cited

Expand your paper and incorporate at least five outside sources. The minimum length for this paper is ten pages but you should make sure you have five new pages in addition to revising your previous paper. If your original was seven pages, you should have at least 12 pages not including the Works Cited.You must have at least five (5) outside sources in your Works Cited and applied throughout your essay. You should use the CCSF library to find your sources to ensure that they are reputable. It is not OK to use study guides, Wikipedia, blog sites, or other non-academic sites. This research essay must contain a Works Cited page and in-text citations in order to pass! Please see the rubric included here.

Your essay should be a thesis driven essay, and the thesis should present a unified (no lists!) college level idea about the texts. Your body paragraphs should begin with topic sentences that state an idea about the texts and should give multiple quotes and pull-out phrases that you analyze and draw conclusions about as you prove your thesis.

All body paragraphs must follow the PIE format and the introduction must follow the introduction format (outline sheets are included here).  

You may choose any one of out three papers to expand (Song of Solomon, poetry, or the short story paper)

Once you have written you introduction that ends with an arguable idea about the novel, you may have a background paragraph. You background paragraph should be written with the thesis in mind; for example, your topic sentence could announce that in order to understand the significance of flight in the novel, it is important to understand how the Great Migration was a kind of flight that brought new opportunities but also brought challenges that divided families. The remaining paragraphs should present ideas about the novel that support your thesis. That is, they should be phrased as arguments for your interpretation of the novel.

 

Here are the prompts again:

 

What is the significance of flight in Song of Solomon? Develop an argument (beginning with the thesis) about burdens and flight in Song of Solomon.

Focusing primarily on Milkman and Guitar, develop and argument about what comment the novel makes on the Civil Rights Movement.

Background and context: The Civil Rights Movement (Emmet Till and the 1963 Church bombing for example) and the differing approaches offered by activists such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.

 

What comment does the novel make about women in relation to flight?