Auden first published in The Shield of Achilles is also the title poem of a collection of poems by Auden, published in
Give historical perspective to one of the works covered in weeks 3 or 4. Develop a thesis that reflects how the work is a reflection of the time period in which it is written.
Write a critical analysis of one of the works from weeks 3 or 4. An overview of approaches can be found here, but many are quite straightforward. Psychological, gender, sociological, biographical, and historical are all approaches that many use naturally in viewing a work.
However, if your interest lies elsewhere, feel free to choose another approach. Please include your choice of approach in the assignment submission text box. Compare and contrast two poems by the same author.
You can choose any of their other works for this comparison. Be sure that you have isolated a strong and debatable thesis on which to build the essay. Simply pointing out the differences is not analysis. Toward that end, you may want to focus on a specific element of the stories.
Your essay should be formatted in MLA style, including double spacing throughout. All sources should be properly cited both in the text and on a works cited page.
As with most academic writing, this essay should be written in third person. Please avoid both first person I, we, our, etc.
All papers should be in Times New Roman font with point type with one-inch margins all the way around your paper. All paragraph indentations should be indented five spaces use the tab key from the left margin.
All work is to be left justified. When quoting lines in literature, please research the proper way to cite short stories, plays, or poems. You should use the online APUS library to look for scholarly sources.
Your ideas are to be new and freshly constructed. Also, take great care not to plagiarize. Whatever topic you choose you will need a debatable thesis. A thesis is not a fact, a quote, or a question.
It is your position on the topic. The reader already knows the story; you are to offer him a new perspective based on your observations.
Since the reader is familiar with the story, summary is unnecessary. Rather than tell him what happened, tell him what specific portions of the story support your thesis.Langston Hughes: Comparison and Contrasting Essay. by Feross Aboukhadijeh. Langston Hughes was a central figure in the Harlem Renaissance, the flowering of African-American literature and artistic forms in Manhattan during the s.
Poetry. This comparison/contrast lesson was created by NNWP Teacher Consultant Dena Harrison. Check out all of Dena's online writing lessons by clicking here.
The intended "mentor texts" to be used when teaching this writing across the curriculum lesson are the song Love Song by Sarah Bareilles and the poem Valentine for Ernest Mann by Naomi Shihab Nye.
Before writing, students should listen to . Assignment: Read the poem below and use the TPCASTT method of poetry analysis.
Poem #3 I, Too, Sing America by Langston Hughes 1. I, too, sing America. 2. I am the darker brother. 3. They send me to eat in the kitchen 4. When company comes, 5. But I laugh, 6. And eat well, 7. And grow strong. 8. Tomorrow, 9.
I'll be at the table When company comes. 4. Compare the Herrick poem and the Marvell poem. Discuss the theme and tone of each. Be specific with evidence from the poems to support your assertions about theme and tone. 5. The last sixteen lines of “A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning” by John Donne, contain a single long image, one of the most widely admired images in all poetry.
Two Poems to Compare and Contrast by Poets of the Same Time Period Often, your instructor will make suggestions about which poems would work well for your assignment.
Looking back at the poems you studied in class and looking for similarities like the ones mentioned in earlier sections will point you in the right direction.
Assignment Instructions Write a word essay on one of the following topics. Give historical perspective to one of the works covered in weeks 3 or 4. Develop a thesis that reflects how the work is a reflection of the time period in which it is written.
Write a critical analysis of one of the Continue reading Compare and contrast two poems by the same author →.