Choose one quote to analyze in a two-paragraph essay. You
will be graded on content and on following directions.
1. "The unexamined life is not worth living." (Socrates)
2. "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation." (Thoreau)
3. "Experience is the best teacher."
4. "However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it
and call it hard names." (Thoreau)
STEP 1: Create a Word document. Set it for Times New Roman, 12
font, double space. Put your name at the top on the left. On the next line, type the quote you will explain in
bold font and in quotation marks. (Obviously, your response must be typed.)
STEP 2: In paragraph one, explain its meaning and IF you agree or disagree
STEP 3: In paragraph two, use examples from your own life and/or literature
you have read to support your response.