How would I go about writing a comparison essay of 1000 words concerning a poem and a short story?
i know i have to find one common theme as the foundation and from there find points that show this similarily in both extracts, however to write it, do i write in paragraph 1 how the poem shows loneliness through point 1 and then in paragraph 2 do i show how the short story shows lonliness through point 1 etc etc or in paragraph 1 do i write about how both the poem and short story use point 1 to show loneliness (i'm sorry this is really confusing) if you wanted to know i'm doing the short story THE PEAR TREE DANCE by Elizabeth Jolley and the poem is SOUTH OF MY DAYS by Judith Wright the two topics that i have to choose from is: Topic 1- Both Wright and Jolley create a sense of belonging in their unique ways. Discuss. Topic 2- An appreciation of the land is evident in Wright’s poetry and Jolley’s short stories. Discuss.
You sound like you have a good start in thinking about the content of your essay! A comparison essay should show both similarities and differences between two or more items, in this case the short story and poem you have selected. Your thesis statement for your essay will be an introduction to the commonalities and differences (your five points) regarding the topic of loneliness that you are going to further explain in the body of the essay.
I would suggest using one paragraph to explain your first point regarding how both works portray loneliness. This means you will use examples from the writings to show ways in which their treatment of loneliness is similar and to show how it differs in relationship to the first point you want to make. Then, use the next paragraph of the body to address the second of your five points.