Poetry Analysis â€“ Rough Draft
By Sunday, attach the rough draft of your essay as a Microsoft Word document to the Discussion Area.
By Monday, review at least two of your classmate’s submissions using the Peer Review Questions provided below.
The essay assignment for this week is to compose an essay of at least 750 words in which you offer your interpretation of a literary element (such as theme, imagery, symbolism, or characterization) in one of the assigned poems. You may choose any poem from our reading list. If you wish, you may base your paper on the analysis you began in this weekâ€™s discussion.
Tips for the Essay
Use APA style for formatting the essay and for source citations. Begin with a title page. Include a running header, and use proper font and spacing. End with a separate references page. Refer to the Week 1 lecture on avoiding plagiarism for an APA essay template and additional resources.
Important Note: Do not do any outside research for this essay. This analysis should be your own insights regarding the poem. If you need help, refer to the sample student paper shared in the lecture on themes, and contact your instructor with questions.
Peer responses are worth 30 points of this assignmentâ€™s grade, so do not miss out on this important portion of the assignment! Peer reviews are participation and must be completed by the end of Week 1. Remember that all peer responses must be posted by the end of the week to earn credit.
Peer Response Questions
By the end of the week, respond to two peersâ€™ essays, using the following questions: