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Analyzing the use of source material

Standard Basis:

CCSS ELA Literacy RL.9-10.9

Task:

In this story, the author uses much material taken directly from Solomon Northup's account of his experience. At other times, she paraphrases and summarizes his words. Using specific passages from the story, write an essay of at least one page to analyze how Northup's writing differs from the story author's, and how its use affects the story's impact.

Associated Story: 12 Years a Slave

Media Credits

Wendy Quinones

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