Writing And Literature Essay 2 Spring 15 1

Submitted By Lesley-Tenorio Lara
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Pages: 2

Professor Centrone
Writing and Literature
Essay 2
Poetry + Research
4 pages plus a Works Cited Page
Consult Syllabus for Required Due Dates.

Using a group of poems (no less than three no more than four) discussed in class, write a four-page paper on how those poems reflect an important issue in society. You must quote and cite from the poems used as well as quote and cite from outside sources that support your claims about the poems’ reflection of society. The outside sources do not have to be about the poems, they have to be about societal issues the poems reference.

For example, poems dealing with women and body image or poems that deal with men and identity can be grouped together. You will analyze each poem in the grouping as to how it reflects whatever issues/claims you are making about society – this needs to be made very clearly in your thesis. You will then add in your outside evidence to support the poems’ and your claims and help show how literature, in this case, poetry, is reflective of societal issues.

The Format for this paper should be:

Introduction to the over all social issue/theme with mention of poems being used, their connection, and specific thesis statement.

First point/first poem – Introduce poem, quote from poem, analyze, support with outside source (your research evidence on the social issue), relate back to thesis, transition into next point.

Second point/second poem – Introduce poem, quote from poem, analyze, support with outside source (your research evidence on the social issue), relate back to thesis, transition into next point.

Third point/third poem – Introduce poem, quote from poem, analyze, support with outside source (your research evidence on the social…