Discuss the symbolism in The Cherry Orchard.

Use quotes directly from the text, putting page numbers and line numbers (if given) in parentheses. On your Works Cited page, you should have at least SIX sources — one of which may be the text. You will have five secondary sources.  Most of your electronic sources should come from GALILEO.  Additionally, Cliff’s Notes, Spark’s Notes, or any like notes will not be considered a source; neither will an encyclopedia reference (including Wikipedia). When you annotate, follow the MLA format, 8th edition. You should have learned this format in English 1102. If not, there are ample internet sites as well as our Roberts Library site which can assist you. This method utilizes parenthetical annotation and a Works Cited page. For quotations, give credit to other people’s ideas even if you haven’t used a direct quote. If the quote is more than 4 typed lines, put it in block form indenting 10 spaces from the left margin and continuing to the right margin. Punctuate a block quote. (  )  If the quote is within your text, punctuate it (  ). If you mention the name of the author in the text, do not repeat it in parentheses. Likewise if you use 2 successive quotes by the same author from different pages, do not use the author’s name the second time, but you will need to use the page number. Plagiarism is defined as taking someone else’s words or ideas and trying to pass them off as your own. Using any source, whether it be the encyclopedia, Cliff’s Notes, or Magill Masterplots, without documenting the source (putting the author’s name and the page number in parenthesis after the quote) is considered plagiarism. You must also document paraphrased information, or it is plagiarism. Any person who plagiarizes will receive an F on the paper, and that F will equal 0; therefore, the person will fail the course. If you have any questions about plagiarism, please ask me. When you submit the paper to GAView, it will be assessed for plagiarism by Turnitin. The paper should typed, double spaced.  You need to use a 12 point Times New Roman font with one-inch margins all around — no right justification.  QUALITY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN QUANTITY.  Don’t be too sketchy, but make every word count.  Do not retell the story, play, or poem in your paper.  Assume the reader is familiar with the work, and illuminate some particular aspect of the work through research and insightful comments. Critical thinking is mandatory for a passing essay. Do not just parrot back other people’s opinions; develop some of your own. TO BEGIN:    Consult articles and book in the library to find information about your subject.  Take notes on note cards. You should have both bibliography cards and note cards with the author’s name and the title of the work at the top of the card. This will make compiling the Works Cited page an easy task. You do not have to turn in cards to me; this is just a suggestion to keep you organized. Begin to explore what other critics have said about your subject and the thesis you have devised. Do not be alarmed if you find that some critics disagree with your assertions. Those are the best critics to cite.  Include paraphrased material and quoted material. Return always to the language of the works and discuss individual words aggressively.