Language Arts

Write an essay in which you analyze the importance of plot events and characters' actions to the development of a story's theme. You might choose "Raymond's Run" by Toni Cade Bambara, "The Story-Teller" by Saki, "The Finish of Patsy Barnes" by Paul Laurence Dunbar, or "The Drummer Boy of Shiloh" by Ray Bradbury. Be sure to identify the story and write a clear statement of the them. In the essay, answer your following question: How do various elements of the story-conflict and resolution, characters' dialogue and behavior-contribute to the story's theme? Support your ideas with references, from the text.

I don't understand this, some things I get like how I'm supposed to be writing the essay and how I'm supposed to choose a story to write about but I don't understand anything else. I'm not looking for answers, I'm just looking for guidance. Can anyone help?

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  1. Choose a story whose theme you know.

    How about "The Drummer Boy of Shiloh"? This theme is that everyone is important and plays an important role in life.
    https://www.middletownk12.org/cms/lib07/NJ01912805/Centricity/Domain/1927/the-drummer-boy-of-shiloh.pdf

    State the theme.
    Then -- answer your following question: How do various elements of the story-conflict and resolution, characters' dialogue and behavior-contribute to the story's theme? Support your ideas with references, from the text.

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    Ms. Sue
  2. Thanks Ms.Sue!

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  3. Thanks Ms. Sue you helped me too

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  4. While I'm not going to give you my essay I have some advice. You should give the theme, plot, and important parts. You don't need to put everything, but you can get a good long paragraph about this story. You can also use the picture to give your head the idea of what it was like.

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  5. So, in the Drummer Boy of Shiloh, Joby was scared to go into war. He was very nervous, and I could tell because he had no confidence. He was so young! But the general lifted his confidence, by saying he was once scared, too.

    Conflict: Joby was mad/angry because he didn't get a gun to fight in war. He thought being a drummer was , and pointless. But the General told him his role was the most important. The general taught Joby how important his role in the Civil war was.

    Falling Action: Joby relaxes, and prepares for war. He is confident and ready to go.

    Resolution: Joby has gained his confidence, and leads them into war.

    *SHMA BAM. YOUR SOOOO F@!*6$% WELCOME DUDES

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  6. Is that Cierrah? I know someone from school named Cierrah. who calls herself cece

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  7. cece I have read this story and this is not a grade A, B, or C essay. you have no detail and most of what you typed is not what happened or is not correct.
    Also, your vocabulary and punctuation is grade 5 and below.

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  8. im not sure if this was posted so they didnt have to make an essay or not

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