ENC1102 English Composition 2


Essay 1 Assignment

A Response Paper on Edgar A. Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado”

1. Read the pdf of Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado .

2. Write a response paper on one of the topics below. Consult Writing About Literature, p. 1089 in your textbook ( Response Paper, p. 1134, Fifth Edition; p. 1192, Sixth Edition). Read the sample papers provided. You will use the MLA style format and the Word 2016 template and will print, staple, and submit your essay as a Word document.

3. Choose one of the following topics to base your essay on:

· Characters and conflicts in the story

· The setting of the story (time and place)

· Symbols in the story

· Instances of irony in the story

4. This being your first essay, I suggest you write about the setting of the story.

Essay 1 is due on Wednesday, January 25.