Directions: In 800-1000 words (or five well-written paragraphs), write about ONE of the following topics below.
Your paper must be written in MLA format and must contain a Works Cited page. You may use one additional source other than the text to support your claims stated in your essay, but an additional source is NOT necessary for this essay. Title your work to reflect your topic. Do not use 1st or 2nd person pronouns in your essay.
Your Turnitin similarity score should be below 25%. A clear and concise thesis statement should be at the end of your introductory paragraph. This is not a question. Make sure you incorporate textual evidence (quotes) in each body paragraph to support your thesis. Document any quotations/passages taken directly from the text using MLA formatted in-text citations.
Select one of the poems we have studied in class so far. Identify its major theme. Create a thesis statement that uses three dominant literary devices and the theme. Use the TP-CASTT method to help you.
Example: Lydia Davis’s poem “Head, Heart” uses figurative language, simple diction, and personification to support the theme of a human being suffering from the loss of a loved one.
Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”
Langston Hughes’s “Harlem”
John Donne’s “Death, be not proud”
Gwendolyn Brooks’s “We Real Cool”
Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”
Emily Dickinson’s “’Hope’ is the thing with feathers”
Paul Laurence Dunbar’s “We Wear the Mask”
*Reminder: All essays must be submitted in Canvas; there Turnitin will scan your paper for plagiarism. Essays receiving a Turnitin score above 25% will not be accepted. No emailed copies of essays will be accepted. Do NOT use first person (I) or second person (you or your) anywhere in your paper unless it is a direct quote from the poem. (800-1000 words length requirement.)