Trapped Back Cover Analysis –

Humanities –

Trapped Back Cover Analysis –

Turn your essay in through the CRITERION link. You can submit as many times as you want up to 10.

Purpose: Compose an essay that analyzes the note from the back cover of your Trapped book.

The image is in e Campus and also the back cover of your book.

Audience: Adults looking for insightful analysis about a meaningful image

Detailed Instructions/Steps:

1. Compose a title, a short introduction paragraph, two well-developed

paragraphs that analyze the image, and a short conclusion paragraph.

Your introduction paragraph should…

identify the image and its creator in an interesting way

explain how it fits the theme

provide a brief summary of the miner’s situation.

Each body paragraph should…

be well-developed with specific, in-depth thinking

begin with a topic sentence that states your main idea – in other words,

your opinion that the rest of the paragraph will support, not just a


focus on supporting the topic sentence

(hint for possible organization: One paragraph can focus on the miners

writing the note below ground. The second paragraph can focus on the

people above ground who receive the note.)

Your conclusion paragraph should…

provide closure for your essay

avoid bringing up new supporting ideas or just repeating your thesis statement

2. Include a Works Cited entry at the end of your essay.

Photograph from publication:

Last Name, First Name. Photograph Title. Year Created. Museum/Collection Name, City. Publication Information.


Author’s Last name, First name. “Title of chapter or section.” Title of

the work, translated by or edited by First name Last name, vol. number,

City of Publication*, Publisher, Year the book was published,