Comparing and Contrasting Literature



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Comparing and Contrasting Literature

  • Comparing Elements of Humor
  • “Brer Possum’s Dilemma”
  • “Brer Rabbit and Brer Lion”
  • “The Ransom of Red Chief”
  • Exaggeration
  • Understatement
  • Verbal Irony
  • Situational Irony
  • Copy and fill out the chart below in order to pinpoint the
  • elements of humor found in each story. Include page numbers
  • to support your evidence.

Write a comparison and contrast essay.

  • Choose 2 of the following stories to compare and contrast:
  • Haroun and the Sea of Stories
  • “Brer Rabbit and Brer Lion”
  • “Brer Possum’s Dilemma”
  • “The Ransom of Red Chief”

Write a comparison and contrast essay.

  • Choose 3 humorous elements found (or not found in the stories) to discuss in your essay.
  • Write a 5 paragraph essay comparing the stories.

Each paragraph must contain 5-7 sentences.

  • Each paragraph must contain 5-7 sentences.
  • You must have a completed Venn diagram, rough draft and final draft.
  • Essay must be hand-written on loose-leaf paper.
  • Skip lines throughout entire paper.
  • Do not write on the back of your paper.
  • Each paragraph may only have two linking verbs.

Do Not Use the Following Words

  • A lot
  • “it seems to me”
  • “I think”
  • “I feel”
  • “I believe”
  • You are the authority in your paper. State your opinions as facts.

Comparison and Contrast Essay

  • Introduction
  • Body Paragraph 1
  • Body Paragraph 2
  • Body Paragraph 3
  • Conclusion

Introduction Must Include

  • Point by Point Method
  • Paragraph II
  • Paragraph III
  • Paragraph IV
  • Block Method
  • Paragraph II
  • Paragraph IV
  • Paragraph III


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