Choose ONE item (painting, song, novel, graphic novel, comic book, sculpture, bridge, house, car, tractor, etc.). Explain how merit is determined in relation to the work you chose: who makes such decisions? what standards to they use to measure the value of a work in this genre? How much of such a judgment is objective, and how much is subjective? How does your item measure up?
Consult at least two sources other than the assigned reading to get this information.
Use specific information and direct quotes from those sources in your paper, to support your ideas. Be sure to give in-text citations to make it clear which information comes from which source. (This part is important–you will lose points if the citations are missing or if the format is incorrect. Ask if you need help.)
Give a Works Cited list for those sources, in correct MLA format. (This part is important–you will lose points if the format is incorrect. Ask if you need help.)