Literary Analysis Of Little Things By Raymond Carver

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When I began this class, it had been over ten years since I had taken English 111, so I was a little apprehensive about whether I would be able to remember everything from that long ago and be successful in this class. The first paper that I was tasked to write was a literary analysis of “Little Things” by Raymond Carver. I was excited about this assignment in the beginning because, as an avid reader, I really enjoy critically looking at what I think the author is trying to say to me through their story. I love analyzing my favorite books and do it quite often, much to my husband’s dismay, I’m sure, because he’s probably tired of listening to me talk about books endlessly by now. However, I soon found that one of my problems with writing is that I seem to have a hard time expressing exactly what I want to say. Even though I knew what I thought Carver was trying to convey through his story, my analysis on paper came out much more vague than it was in my head or would have been if I were speaking it out loud, therefore I did not do well on this assignment. I need to work on being as descriptive on paper as I would be in person.
The next paper I was supposed to write was the problem/solution paper. It actually ended up being the last paper I finished instead, because I had I really hard time writing it and
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I found this paper to be the easiest and most enjoyable assignment out of all of them. Learning from my mistakes with the literary analysis, I worked very hard at creating my thesis statement and my conclusion and I think I did well. It felt very easy and natural to embed quotes and describe how they backed up my own statements about whether Virginia could adopt these habits. I was very pleased with the outcome of my

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