Annotated Bibliography

Annotated Bibliography

This assignment is your 5th graded essay. Make sure you read and follow these instructions carefully.

An annotated bibliography is a list of secondary source citations with a short overview of each essay’s main argument. The educational goal is to 1) gather information necessary for your final research paper and 2) to train yourself in finding other authors’ theses sentences so you can write your own.

For this assignment you should:

1. List at least six secondary sources in alphabetical order. These should include 3 booksand 3 journal articles.

2. Include all information required by the MLA style for the citation. You can find this in your handbook.

3. Include a 75-100 word summary of each source, which should include direct quotes. The goal here is for you to find the author’s thesis sentence. Please note: Your annotated bibliography entries will be much longer than the examples offered below.

4. Be proofread for grammar errors. For style guidance, go to (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Your bibliography should look something like this (only with longer entries):






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Annotated Bibliography

Shakespeare’s approach to love and conflictin reference to his classic play Othello

Kirsch, Arthur. Shakespeare and Experience of Love. Cambridge University Press, 1981.

Arthur Kirsch in his study of Shakespeare works mainly focuses on analyzing the concepts that made Shakespeare’s work legendary. He explores Shakespeare’s plays such as Othello and Measure of Measure where he believes that the concepts of conflict and love approached by Shakespeare can be related to religion and psychology. In his explanation of the idea of love, he studies the characters in Othello such as Desdemona and Iago in trying to explain love and conflicts that develop from betrayal.

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