Students are asked to write literary analysis essays because this type of assignment encourages you to think about how and why a poem, short story, novel, or play was written. To successfully analyze literature, you’ll need to remember that authors make specific choices for particular reasons. Your essay should point out the author’s choices and attempt to explain their significance.
Overview: In this poetry unit, students will understand thoroughly the act of reading poetry-from initial emotional response to more intellectual interpreting to ultimately evaluating the message from an individual moral, cultural and aesthetic background. Students will learn techniques to interpret poetry by familiarizing themselves with poetic devices , related theories on literary criticism and critics' comments on the poem. They will also learn to document their reading experiences by means of journals, footnotes, and related writing. Students will learn to do online poetry research based on a theme or subject, respond to and evaluate poems objectively, formulate their criticism after comparing their views with other critics', create digital images illustrating the reading process or the central themes of the their selected poems, and finally present their project using a website or other professional presentation method.
By studying how poets see, think, and write about the world, youwill be learninghow to improve your own critical critical thinking, reading, speakingand writingskills. As an Inquiry class, this special freshmen-only section will emphasizethe kinds of open-ended, challenging questions requiring significantindependenteffort, imaginative spirit, and active participation on you part. In keeping with the Freshman Inquiry ideals, you will learn to movefrom learning facts to making critically reasoned judgments andevaluations backed with appropriate evidence. The majority of thewritten work will bepapers, some analytic andargumentative, others creative. Therewill be a midterm and comprehensive final.
Structure (poetry) - The pattern of organization of a poem. For example, a Shakespearean sonnet is a 14-line poem written in iambic pentameter. Because the sonnet is strictly constrained, it is considered a closed or fixed form. An open or free form poem has looser form, or perhaps one of the author’s invention, but it is important to remember that these poems are not necessarily formless.
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Titles should attempt to be creative and informative. They should be centered; titles within the title should be formatted appropriately (quotation marks for shorter works: poems short stories and essays; italics for book and play titles)