Here's an example of how setting might be employed in a story. Be aware that this discussion illustrates the use of setting in the story, but it is not a well-organized analytical essay as you are required to do. See the sample analytical essay on "Guests of the Nation" below.
William R. Compton’s guest essay, “The Smell of Party Politics,” published May 19 in the Daily Messenger, clearly expresses what I perceive to be one of the greatest threats to our nation. The two parties have taken up sides in about every subject they can, and are working to make everyone hate the “other guys.”