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Need Annotation Bibliography.

Due tonight at 11pm est. (No exceptions)

Please see attachments and let me know if you have questions.

Only 500 words needed altogether.


Part II: Topic and thesis

Topic and Literary Theory: For the research, I plan to write on the works of William Faulkner and Katherine Mansfield. I aim to explore the theme of societal alienation on how the characters were left out by society or disconnected from society and how this loneliness impacted the character's actions. I will use the literary theory to examine the character's impacts on them as individuals and their effects on others to find out the consequences of societal alienation on their emotional well-being and actions.

Research Question: How do the stories, A Rose for Emily and Miss Brill explore societal isolation and how this loneliness impacts the character's feelings and how they act in the stories? How do the characters in the stories attempt to cope with their feelings of loneliness and isolation, both individually and in their interactions with others, and how does this theme reflect broader on the societal issues of inclusion and exclusion?

Working Thesis Statement: This paper aims to examine how the stories of Miss Brill by Katherine Mansfield and A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner show how the characters of the stories experience loneliness and isolation from society, how the isolation affects their feeling and actions, and their emotional well-being, how the character's societal alienation impacted the characters feeling disconnected from others and how the character's coped with isolation individually and socially.

Works Cited entries: Faulkner, William. "A Rose for Emily." Archive.org, 1930, https://archive.org/stream/ARoseForEmily1930/A_Rose_for_Emily_djvu.txt .

Mansfield, Katherine. "Miss Brill." Project Gutenberg, 1920, https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1429/1429-h/1429-h.htm#chap09 .


Week 6 Response Paper: Annotated Bibliography

To prepare for your research paper in week 7, you will submit an annotated bibliography response paper that contains at least  three research sources . These sources should come ONLY from the school library databases or resources provided in class. Your completed bibliography should be at least 500 words. 

1) For each source, you will first provide an MLA-formatted works cited entry for that source. 

2) Then, underneath each individual source, you will provide a paragraph-length  annotation. An annotation is a brief summary of the source's main ideas or points and may also include a sentence or two about how/why you think this source is relevant to your idea or helpful for your paper. In addition, somewhere within your annotation paragraph, include a quotation from the source that you think might be useful for your eventual research paper. 

View the "Annotated Bibliography Tips, Resources, and Reminders" page in this week's resources section for more information and assistance. 


· You must provide at least three source entries detailing research sources you've found that help with the topic of your upcoming research paper.

· Each source should be a critical argument on the reading you've chosen for your research paper. Sources that only provide biographical information or plot summary are unacceptable. Sources should be both scholarly and relevant to your topic. 


· The  annotation for each source entry should be a detailed paragraph in length (at least 150 words each).

· You must include a brief summary of the source. This summary should include the author's thesis.

· You must provide an explanation how this source is relevant to your planned research paper topic.

· Include a brief quote within your annotation that you may consider using in your eventual research paper.

MLA Style

· Your bibliography should be formatted according to MLA style. 


· All written assignments should be mechanically and grammatically correct with proper punctuation.

This assignment will be assessed using the Annotated Bibliography rubric available in the Grading Rubrics folder.  

Annotated Bibliography Rubric


30 – Superior

25 – Above Average

Source Selection


Sources chosen are scholarly and highly relevant to the topic

Most sources chosen are relevant to the topic; may require a small amount of additional research



Annotations effectively and appropriately describe the source material in thorough, organized paragraphs

Almost all annotations are effective and appropriate; one may need improvement or added depth

MLA Style


Uses MLA formatting accurately and consistently

Uses MLA formatting/style with only a few minor, infrequent errors

Mechanics, Grammar, and Proofing


Virtually free of mechanical, grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors

Occasional minor errors do not distract the reader

Works Cited

Nguyen, Ann W., et al. "The Role of Subjective, Interpersonal, and Structural Social Isolation in 12-Month and Lifetime Anxiety Disorders."  BMC Public Health, vol. 24, 2024, pp. 1-10 . ProQuest, https://www.proquest.com/scholarly-journals/role-subjective-interpersonal-structural-social/docview/2956860844/se-2, doi:https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-024-18233-2.

Bianchi, Alison J. "Social Isolation in Modern Society."  Contemporary Sociology, vol. 36, no. 4, 2007, pp. 354-356 . ProQuest, https://www.proquest.com/scholarly-journals/social-isolation-modern-society/docview/233596247/se-2.

Hideki, Kanemoto, and Kawasaki Tatsuhito. "Care for Social Isolation and Loneliness in a Case with Late-Onset Delusional Disorder."  Cureus, vol. 16, no. 3, 2024 . ProQuest, https://www.proquest.com/scholarly-journals/care-social-isolation-loneliness-case-with-late/docview/3049800276/se-2, doi:https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.56697.

McClinton-Temple, Jennifer. “Alienation.”  Encyclopedia of Themes in Literature, Facts On File, 2020.  Bloom’s Literature, online.infobase.com/Auth/Index?aid=100535&itemid=WE54&articleId=38718.


Annotated Bibliography Tips, and Reminders

Be sure to read the Response Paper instructions within the submission link in addition to the information below.


· This week's response paper is not a traditional essay. Instead, it will look more like a works cited page, but with annotation paragraphs underneath each individual source entry. Therefore, while composing your annotated bibliography response, follow this pattern: 

1) Source 1 works cited entry (sources in the bibliography should be arranged alphabetically).

2) An annotation paragraph for the above source. This paragraph should summarize the above source's argument and central points and evaluate the source's usefulness/relevance to your research paper topic. Somewhere within your annotation, please provide a brief quote from the source that you think might be useful in your eventual research paper.  Example: The author, like many readers, believes that "Oedipus Rex's tragic flaw was pride, or hubris" (Smith 14). 

Follow the above pattern throughout until you have the required number of sources (or more). See example below: 

Annotated Bibliography Stuff - English 100 - Research Guides at Western  Kentucky University Libraries


· Remember, the works of literature you are writing about for your research paper (also called ' primary sources') are NOT research sources. They are the subject/basis of the paper and will eventually appear as additional sources on the works cited page of your eventual research paper, but these literary/primary sources  do not count as part of the research requirement and should therefore not appear on this week's annotated bibliography; the bibliography this week is only focusing on your required research sources (also called 'secondary sources') that you locate at the school Library. However, if you want to go ahead and include the works cited entries for your literature/primary sources ( without annotations)  in addition to your 3+ required research sources/annotations, you can. 

· The  secondary sources you locate for your Annotated Bibliography (the research used in your eventual research paper) need to be both scholarly and relevant. This means that all research sources should come from databases within the school Library or from resources provided in class. 


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