Lesson 8

Lesson 8: Due October 22nd, 24th, and 26th

It’s time for your second formal paper! Because the Discussion this week is focused on you sharing and commenting on each other’s works in progress, Discussion B is due Friday.

What to Read

  1. Chapter 12 (488-491)
  2. “Quoting Poetry in Essays’ (506-507)

Discussion 7

A. Post a section of your draft, and ask for specific feedback. Wednesday

B. Provide specific feedback to another person’s post. Friday

Paper 2 (100 points)

This paper will demonstrate your ability to engage a poem or set of poems using explication and analysis (504). Your paper can grow out of something you have already written about, or you can start a new idea. But the paper must be focused on poetry assigned in this class (including the 5 poems you chose individually for lesson 7). Your paper must be unified by focus on a particular theme, or on an aspect of written or visual art. In other words, your explication and analysis must lead to a greater end.

Look over the comments you received on Paper 1, as I will pay particular attention to evidence that you have practiced in your specific problem areas. It will be helpful to review chapters 1-4, and the readings assigned in Lesson 4.

As I grade, I will be looking for the following elements:

  • 3-4 pages
  • Correct MLA formatting throughout, including in-text citations and a Works Cited page
  • Enticing title
  • Thoughtful, close reading of at least one poem that leads to a larger conclusion about art, poetry, or a theme you identify
  • Sharp introduction and conclusion

Lesson 8 Submission Checklist