How I Use Genre Tropes in My Short Story to Create a World of Fantasy
In this essay, the student presents a short piece of fantasy writing, and then explores the literary devices and narrative choices a student has made in their own writing. The discussion is focused on genre and how the elements of the story express the genre.
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"Before I get started, a quick note: our rubric is tailored to non-fiction essays, so my comments are exclusively for Part B (page 2). Some of my comments regarding Part B are probably relevant to Part A, but the grade in particularly is only for Part B. In Part B, you've done a good job naming the literary devices you used (genre, characters). Generally, I think you can dig deeper into the analysis. You write that magic is a "key fantasy element": can you explore this? Why have you chosen the fantasy genre, and why did you choose magic as the best way to express that? Ditto the human-like animals. What is the message or central conflict in your story? How do those elements (fantasy genre, magic, animals) help communicate the ideas and message to your reader? There were three quotations at the end of Part B whose purpose is unclear. Your reader would definitely be interested to hear your commentary on specific lines from your story--unless you have been asked to choose three quotes and list them as part of the assignment, I would suggest providing context and discussion for those quotations and making sure to integrate them smoothly into your text. My final comment is to proofread thoroughly! There are a lot of errors, some of which look like easily fixed typos that will be easily fixed with proofreading. I would also suggest using present tense when recounting plot action: "...a girl who is concerned about..." This is a general suggestion for any literary analysis essay, too."
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