Assignment: think about how authors use setting, characterization, narrative approach, and/or language to help the reader understand main ideas or themes. Discuss the use of one or more storytelling devices in either The Swimmer (short story) Essay Format: Intro: Begin with hook (quote, question or philosophical musing to grab readers attention), then introduce and summarize work you will be discussing (author, title, year of publication). End with thesis statement Body: Each body paragraph should have a focus and main idea, and help prove your thesis statement. Give examples. Conclusion: Explain what you learned from this reflection.