In your research paper, you may devote a paragraph or two to the biographical basics—where and when your author was born, what schools he/she attended, BUT, this should NOT be the primary focus of your research. The primary focus will be the LITERARY CONTRIBUTION your author has made to American literature. We want to know what is so special about this writer?
You must also be able to discuss one or more of these aspects in addition to the biographical information of your author:
• Indicate the time period of the literary movement of your author
• Describe the primary genres and styles of written work for that time
• Be able to provide the names of other authors writing during this time
• Indicate what is happening historically during that time period
Last Updated on February 11, 2019 by Essay Pro