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iRubric: Literary Analysis:  Irony in The Canterbury Tales rubric

iRubric: Literary Analysis: Irony in The Canterbury Tales rubric

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Literary Analysis: Irony in The Canterbury Tales built by crgray

Rubric Code: R6542X
Your literary analysis essay will focus on one of the Canterbury Tales we read in class; provide examples of each type of irony (dramatic, situational, and verbal) and explain how Chaucer uses them in the story and ultimately what he is trying to say through the use of irony. Cite specific examples from the text to strengthen your position.
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Categories: Subjects: English  
Types: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12

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4 pts
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6 pts
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8 pts
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10 pts
Introduction
1

Introduction does not introduce required information and does not have the characteristics of an introduction
2

Introduction missing one element
3

- Introduces author
- Introduces title
- Introduces thesis: the use of irony in the tale
4

Introduces all elements and is creative and unique.
Thesis
1

Thesis is unclear and unsupported.
2

Thesis is somewhat clear and somewhat supported with concrete details and commentary.
3

Thesis is very clear and strongly supported with concrete details and commentary throughout the essay.
4

Thesis is very clear and well developed. Main points are introduced clearly. Theme is supported throughout with concrete details and appropriate commentary.
Topic Sentences
1

Topic sentences are unclear and merely begin to give details instead of providing a topic.
2

Topic sentences are fairly clear; connection to thesis is not as obvious as it should be.
3

Topic sentences are clear and show some connection to the thesis.
4

Topic Sentences are clear, succinct and connected to the thesis with key words.
Situational irony
1

Body paragraph does not contain concrete details and commentary concerning situational irony in the tale. No text evidence provided.
2

Body paragraph does contain some concrete detail (refers back to an example of the text)and limited commentary (explanation of student's thoughts) of situational irony in the tale.
3

Body Paragraph contains at least two concrete details and is followed by commentary concerning situational irony in the tale. Text evidence is present.
4

Body Paragraph contains at least two concrete details and is followed by commentary concerning situational irony in the tale. Text evidence is present and appropriate.
Dramatic irony
1

Body paragraph does not contain concrete details and commentary concerning dramatic irony in the tale. No text evidence provided.
2

Body paragraph does contain some concrete detail (refers back to an example of the text)and limited commentary (explanation of student's thoughts) of dramatic irony in the tale.
3

Body Paragraph contains at least two concrete details and is followed by commentary concerning dramatic irony in the tale. Text evidence is present.
4

Body Paragraph contains at least two concrete details and is followed by commentary concerning dramatic irony in the tale. Text evidence is present and appropriate.
Verbal irony
1

Body paragraph does not contain concrete details and commentary concerning verbal irony in the tale. No text evidence provided.
2

Body paragraph does contain some concrete detail (refers back to an example of the text)and limited commentary (explanation of student's thoughts) of verbal irony in the tale.
3

Body Paragraph contains at least two concrete details and is followed by commentary concerning verbal irony in the tale. Text evidence is present.
4

Body Paragraph contains at least two concrete details and is followed by commentary concerning verbal irony in the tale. Text evidence is present and appropriate.
Conclusion
1

Does not restate thesis and main points.
2

Restates thesis and main points and does not address Chaucer's main point.
3

Restates thesis and main points, somewhat addresses Chaucer's main point, and reads like the ending of an essay.
4

Restates thesis and main points, completely addresses Chaucer's main point, and reads like the ending of an essay with a unique or creative comment/ending.
Organization
1

Essay and paragraphs do not flow smoothly and logically. No transitions or key words are used to connect ideas.
2

Essays and paragraphs have several awkward spots that impact the flow. Transitions and key words are few and do not help much in connecting ideas.
3

Essay and paragraphs have a few awkward areas. Ideas are well-connected with transitions and key words.
4

Essay and paragraphs flow logically. Ideas are cohesive. Transitions and key words are effectively used.
Spelling and Grammar
1

Many spelling and grammatical errors.
2

2-3 spelling and grammatical errors.
3

0-1 spelling and grammatical errors.
4

Clean and free of spelling and grammatical errors and presents complex use of grammar and vocabulary.
MLA Format
1

The essay doesn't follow MLA format at all.
2

The essay somewhat follows MLA format.
3

The essay mostly follows MLA format.
4

The essay completely follows MLA format.



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