All papers must:
-Be 3 pages minimum (Double spaced, 12 pt font, regular margins)
-Contain 4 quotations from 1-3 poems, plus 1-2 from Poetry for Students secondary source
-Proceed from a lens-based thesis or thematic focus
A. Pure Prose - Write a three-page essay based on an original thesis related to Whitman and/or Dickinson's poetry. The thesis can focus on a single poem, or as many as three, but should defend a particular interpretation of the poet's work by analzyng their thematic content and expressive style
B. Poetry and Prose - Write an original piece of poetry, approximately a page, borrowing thematically or stylistically from Whitman and or Dickinson. Supplement it with a roughly two page analysis of features of their poetry you developed on your piece, showing your understanding of their work through quote analysis.
Content - 50 pts: How well do support your idea by analyzing diction/syntax to unpack key quotations?
Expression - 50 pts: How clearly, succinctly and actively do you present your ideas?
Mr. Justin Biggs