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Defining the American Dream

Your Assignment

Write a well-written mixed method 750 word expository essay research paper that explains the American Dream based on piece(s) of literature and outside sources.

Your essay must demonstrate various writing genres such as descriptive, comparison, narrative, and process. Use EVIDENCE from literary text(s) such as Dr. King's “I Have A Dream” speech, Hughes' “I, Too, Sing America” poem, Angelou's excerpt from her novel, I Know Why A Cage Bird Sings, entitled, "World Champion," or Manning’s short story, “Arm Wrestling With My Father” to support your thesis.

Your outside sources must include a newspaper or magazine article, documentary video, or a historical document that supports your thesis. You must demonstrate the appropriate use of MLA format. The Works Cited page is not included in the 750 word count of your essay.

I Have a Dream

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