A Poem

Select one poem from this week’s assigned readings, and identify at least three elements in the poem that you found interesting or engaging (e.g., form, language, content, and/or other literary elements).

Then, assess how these elements affected your response to the poem, in its entirety.

(e.g., Did these elements affect your opinions on (or reaction to) the content of the poem?  Did they cause you to focus on one aspect of the poem over others?)

Assignment Requirements

  • Length: Your paper should be two to four double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference page)
  • Sources: Support your reflections with textual details and analysis from at least two scholarly sources.
  • APA: Your draft must be formatted to APA (6th edition) style.
    • Separate Title Page: Must include an original title
    • Separate Reference Page
    • Proper Citations: All sources must be properly cited, both within the text and in a separate reference page.
  • Elements of Academic Writing:  All academic papers should include these elements.
    • Introduction with a thesis statement
    • Supporting paragraphs
    • Conclusion

The paper must be two to four pages in length (excluding the title and reference page), and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least two scholarly resources (at least one of which can be found in the Ashford Online Library) other than the textbook to support your claims and subclaims. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Readings

  1. To successfully complete this week’s assignments, read the following chapters from the text, Journey into Literature:
    • Chapter Thirteen – Drama: Introduction
    • Chapter Fourteen – Drama: Tragic Vision
  2. To successfully complete this week’s written assignment, “Reading Response to a Poem,” read the following article found in EBSCO Host in the Ashford Online Library:
    • Tufts, C. (1998). Shakespeare’s conception of moral order in Macbeth. Renascence, 50(3), 168-182 (This critical essay offers students an example of interpreting and writing about drama. It also offers an opening for further discussion on Macbeth and on the tragedy as a genre.)
  3. To successfully complete this week’s written assignment, “Reading Response to a Poem,” review the following chapters from the text, Journey into Literature:
    • Chapter Eight – Readings for Exploration of Short Story Concepts and Forms
      • Chapter 8.4 – Stories for Comparison
      • Chapter 8.5 – A Common Human Dilemma Story
      • Chapter 8.6 – A Coming-of-Age Story
    • Chapter Nine – What Is Poetry?
    • Chapter Ten – Identify the Poet’s Essential Tools
    • Chapter Eleven – Forms of Poetry

    Need on Saturday Sept 28, 2013 at 7:00 pm central time.

 

 

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