What the Conch Shell Sings When the Body Is Gone” by Katherine Vaz • “The Snow Queen” by Karen Brennan.

The purpose of this exam is to identifying key literary terms and concepts while demonstrating an appreciation of the perspectives—whether culturally specific or individually unique—of other people via literary texts.
1. Select one (1) of the following short stories from My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales edited by Kate Bernheimer:• “What the Conch Shell Sings When the Body Is Gone” by Katherine Vaz • “The Snow Queen” by Karen Brennan• “Pleasure Boating in Lituya Bay” by Jim Shepard2. Compose an essay that demonstrates a deeper understanding of the text by:• Discussing how the narrative serves as an example of Magical Realism;• Analyzing the literary devices presented in the narrative (i.e. plot, setting,characters, themes, language, symbolism, metaphor, etc.); and • Interpreting the narrative using the concepts from Unit 02.3. Your essay should be a minimum of 1,000 words, provide evidence from the text (direct quotations and/or paraphrases), and include a Works Cited page.