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This assignment cannot be completed quickly. It requires much time for analysis and research. See the sample 1102 story analysis essay in the Bedford link in this course for a sample of a literary analysis essay. It contains correct MLA intext citations and Works Cited page. You can also click into Research Resources to find the documentation guidelines here if you do not have a print handbook. http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/custom/broward/

For the best grade possible, choose a song with depth of meaning or you will not have enough to write about. (–Not necessarily your favorite song. You should not give personal opinion about the song, but analyze the words and phrases to determine the writer’s intended meanings and feelings.) Be sure to choose a song for which you can find at least one source of analysis. Using more than one source for an essay is always better because sources give you expert opinions to quote and paraphrase and detailed analyses that you would not have thought of by yourself. Be sure to use a phrase, per MLA guidelines, (naming the author or title of the source information for each source used) so that it is clear what comes from each source, and source info cannot be confused with your own analysis.