In a compare and contrast essay on a literary text, you are expected to write about how some things are the same in the story and how they are different. A comparison shows us similarities, and a contrast shows us differences. This is a great story to write a compare and contrast essay on.
In "Everyday Use," a good point of comparison and contrast might be Maggie and Dee. Start by making a list of the ways they are different. For example, they both grew up in the same environment, but they have very different personalities and attitudes.
Once you have your list of similarities and differences, you must decide how to organize your essay. There are two methods. One is called the point by point method. The other is called the block method.
The point method means that each body...
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