You should begin your initial research about your chosen literature with some biographical information about the author then begin to read as much analysis of your particular selection as possible. When you are ready to begin writing your research paper, the biographical information should be very brief as an introduction to your literature. Keep in mind that the purpose of your paper is to critically analyze your chosen work, focusing on some aspect of the overall work that helps to define and unify a central argument. Possible research questions might include:
•What is unique about the work that makes it worthwhile?
•What technique(s) does the authoruse?
•What argument(s) are central to this piece?
•How effective are these argument(s)?
•What is unique about the way the writer presents these argument(s)?
•How do the writer’s techniqueshelp define this piece as literatureof importance?
These questions are not all inclusive but should serve as a guide as you are researching and reading.
Your finished paper should adhere to the following requirements:
•Oneprimary source (“Letter From Birmingham Jail.” By Martin Luther King Jr.)
•No less than three credible, academic secondary sources
Berry, Edward. “DOING TIME: KING’S “LETTER FROM BIRMINGHAM JAIL”.” Rhetoric & Public Affairs, vol. 8, no. 1, 2005, pp. 109-131.
Fairchild, Gregory, and Jeffrey Robinson. “Unlearned Lessons from Letter from Birmingham Jail.” Business & Society, vol. 47, no. 4, 2008, pp. 484-522.
Schwartz, Earl. “Letter from Birmingham Jail”: From World to Word.” Word & World. 38, no. 4, 2018, pp. 373-381