This assignment was for a 5 page formal essay for an upper level Romantacism English class. The topic of the paper is The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. I have completed the essay and have four pages done and finished with my instructor’s feedback attached.Your job is to rewrite, edit, and proofread the essay in order to make the adjustments reuested my instrcutor. These include adding more textual evidence and expanding on analysis more to support the argument, correcting awkward phrasing and grammarictial errors, correcting all verbs to the present tense, and ensuring the essay meets the 5 page limit minimum. The essay must be written in the present tense as it is a literary analysis! Please see the prompt below for context, the source work can be found for free online and the completed essay with instructor comments is attached. Also below is a general rubric provided.
Prompt: The Sun and the Moon are important, recurring characters and symbolic forces in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Analyze their significance in the poem and to the Ancient Mariners ordeal. Does their meaning as symbols change over the course of the narrative? If so, how? Why? What do they represent? Trace their specific appearance in the poem and formulate a specific thesis about their meaning.
– Response is at least 5 pages in length and does not exceed 1,370 words or 5.5 pages.
– Response fully and completely answers all aspects of the prompt.
– Response is written in the present tense
– Response asserts an identifiable thesis statement in the introduction of the essay and does not use personal pronouns such as I, or we, and avoids making the essay conscious of itself by using language such as “In this essay I will prove” or “This essay will explore…”
– Response only cites direct textual evidence, no parenthetical citations and response uses consistent textual evidence as support.
– Response uses university level word choice, is not repetitive in wording or phrasing and is free of any grammar errors.
– Response cites direct textual evidence to back up any arguments or claims as support as often as possible, at a minum twice per body paragraph.
– Response contains topic sentences that serve to help as transitions.
– Response is plagiarism free.
– Response uses proper transitions from sentence to sentence and paragraph to paragraph.
– Avoid evaluating, moralizing about or offering judgments/opinions on your topic or
text. Avoid stating whether the work in question is good or bad, whether you like it or not, whether you can relate to it. It is a convention of the critical essay that an artworks excellence is assumed. Your charge is to analyze and illuminate (with some degree of critical detachment).
– Avoid summarizing the plot of the text in question. Instead, analyze and develop specific ideas.
– Keep the present tense when you are analyzing or discussing texts. Hence, Shelley writes rather than Shelley wrote. Its a convention of the literary essay, but it also indicates that the work is alive now in the moment of your reading. It is resurrected every time a new reader reads it.