The two readings are The Death of the Moth by Virginia Woolf and I Felt a Funeral, in my Brain by Emily Dickinson.
Can you analyze the way the texts use death to make an argument about the human experience and civilization as a whole. What specific symbolic function does death have in your chosen works? Consider the texts together (synthesis) rather than separately find commonalities and/or differences in how the authors address certain themes or employ symbols, etc. Rather than a thesis anchored to a single text a clear, strong thesis statement will address a theme or symbol across both texts, for this will lead to synthesis. Make sure to ground your argument in textual analysis. Essay must be 3-4 pages in length with 1 margins.