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English 102 (Writing About Literature) Research Guide: Wallace Common Assignment

Use this guide to find articles about authors and their works! We also have tips for citing sources in MLA style.

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Tillie Olsen

Themes in "I Stand Here Ironing"

income inequality, social class, working class, working mothers, motherhood, Great Depression

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Toni Cade Bambara

Themes in "The Lesson"

income inequality, racial inequality, childhood, education, War on Poverty/Great Society, Black Arts Movement

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Sherman Alexie

Themes in "What You Pawn I Will Redeem"

Native-American stereotypes, homelessness, alcoholism, poverty

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