English 279-Write a 5-6 page interpretive essay of the book “W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk”has to be MLA and follow the rubric included. Have to use these 3 close reading topics included to write the essay. 1. Analyze and discuss the ways Du Bois employs the related concepts of the Veil and “double consciousness.” How does the image of the veil serve as a recurring trope through which Du Bois explains the meaning of double-consciousness? Discuss how Du Bois introduces these related terms; how he connects them together; and how he uses these them in the other chapters of The Souls of Black Folk to elaborate his claims about the collective (social, cultural, and political) experiences of African Americans after Emancipation. 2. Analyze and discuss the significance of literary, musical, and other aesthetic-cultural allusions and concepts in The Souls of Black Folk. Consider, for example, Du Bois’s unifying narrative metaphor for post-Emancipation African American life as a journey, bringing together the Exodus story and the bildungsroman. What type of signifying work does this dual narrative metaphor perform throughout the essays collected in Souls? What is the “sturm und drang” of post-Emancipation African American life? 3. Analyze and discuss Du Bois’s various depictions of what he characterizes as the persistence of the past in the present. Consider, for example, Du Bois’s depiction of those “two figures [that] ever stand to typify that day to coming ages” as “figures of the present-past” whose “children’s children live to-day” (27). Consider also those related aspects of the historical “burden” carried by African-Americans Du Bois delineates in chapter 1, which he calls the “dead-weight of social degradation” that was the historical legacy of slavery: 1) “poverty; without a cent, without a home, without land, tools, or savings”; 2) ignorance “not simply of letters but of life, of business, of the humanities”; and 3) “the red stain of bastardy … the hereditary weight of a mass of corruption from white adulterers, threatening almost the obliteration of the Negro home” (14). Discuss how chapters 8 through 10 in particular describe in greater detail those three aspects of this historical burden. How, for example, does Du Bois address and question “the meaning of progress”? Through what images and stories does he elaborate this theme? Consider, for example, the role of figures like Josie in Du Bois’s accounts. Finally, consider Du Bois’s depiction of education, and the role of schooling in both technical knowledge and “training for life” as the most important way to remedy and redress the historical legacy of slavery.The student’s paper will be graded based on its success at: Proposing a complex interpretive thesis, and developing that thesis with supporting claims throughout the paper. A complex interpretive thesis is one that explains why a claim is significant, how observations are related, and how they work together to lead to the claim you’re making. See the “Structure of an Interpretive Paper” sheet for elaboration. Including three close reading sections that: Contextualize, but does not summarize, your chosen passage/textual evidence by situating it within the larger text. Analyze the figurative language of the chosen passage (including but not limited to defining words and their connotations, analyzing tropes, imagery and other literary devices, examining literary and/or historical allusions, and analyzing syntax and grammar). Explain why your analyses/close readings of the language is relevant to your thesis, and illustrating what about the language and passage you’ve chosen is significant in terms of your thesis, including clear transitions between ideas. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the following as they relate to your thesis and close reading claim(s): the text (e.g., the autobiography, novel, poem, or other work); lectures/class discussions; and supplementary class materials on the course Moodle, including historicization of ideas, images, words, etc.; and the paper topic questions. Providing a conclusion that briefly touches on your main point and mainly speculates about the broader implications of your argument. See the “Structure of an Interpretive Paper” for more information on essay conclusions. Following academic standards for mechanics (MLA style, including integrating quotes in a proper way); a thoroughly proofread paper; format (consult the “Paper Style and Close Reading Tips” sheet; and academic style (clear, concise, and engaging prose).