Grade 10 Prose Constructed Response—Sample #1 from Literary Analysis Task

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Student Directions

Use what you have learned from reading "“Daedalus and Icarus"” by Ovid and “"To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Triumph"” by Anne Sexton to write an essay that provides an analysis of how Sexton transforms “Daedalus and Icarus.”


As a starting point, you may want to consider what is emphasized, absent, or different in the two texts, but feel free to develop your own focus for analysis.
Develop your essay by providing textual evidence from both texts. Be sure to follow the conventions of standard English.

Excerpt from "Daedalus and Icarus", from Ovid's Metamorphoses Volume Two. Copyright © 1941 by Trenchard More, Jr. Used by permission.

"To A Friend Whose Work Has Come To Triumph" Reprinted by permission of SLL/Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. Copyright by Anne Sexton.
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