Be at least 3 FULL pages long (to the bottom of Page 3). Points will be deducted based on lack of length. For instance, a 2-page paper cannot receive a grade higher than 66, and probably will have other issues that result in more points deducted. Be in proper MLA OR APA format as seen on the example essays Sample MLA Essay Sample APA essay (https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/18/ Be in proper paragraph format, one-inch margins, heading on the first page, header in the upper left of each page, Times New Roman 12 point font, and double-spacing throughout.
For APA, most of the format is the same except for a running head. Be sure which one you are using before submitting the essay. 10 points will be deducted for failure to follow the guidelines here. Have a Works Cited page (MLA) OR a References page (APA) with the poem properly cited. A grade of 0 can be given to essays that fail to have a citation page. Have the poem cited within the text by line number after you introduce the poem in the introduction. A grade of 0 can be given to essays that fail to cite in the body of the essay.
DO NOT TYPE THE WHOLE POEM IN THE TEXT BY ITSELF ANYWHERE IN YOUR ESSAY. Only use what you need to make an argument or point. Be uploaded to Assignments folder Essay #1 NO LATER than March 31st by Midnight. NO late work will be accepted for any reason. See Essay #1 Folder under Content for more information on different ways to complete this assignment. POEMS TO CHOOSE FROM and Page #s from Literature:
The Human Experience and a link to the poem online or pdf, just in case you don’t have your book yet. Auden, W. H. “The Unknown Citizen 360 in LHE, or https://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/documents/Unknown_Citizen.pdf Bennett, Bruce “The True Story of Snow White” (NOT in our textbook) www.versedaily.org/ttsosw.shtml Cisneros, Sandra “My Wicked Wicked Ways” 185, or poemhunter.com/poem/my-wicked-wicked-ways Clifton, Lucille “There is a Girl Inside” 651, or https://www.blueridgejournal.com/poems/lc1-girl.htm Crashaw,
Richard “But Men Loved Darkness rather than Light” 346, or https:poets.org/poem/men-loved-darkness-rather-light Cruz, Victor “Problems with Hurricanes” 911, or https://poets.org/poem/problems-hurricanes Cullen, Countee “Incident” 176, or holyjoe.org/poetry/cullen.htm Dunbar, Paul Laurence “We Wear the Mask” (NOT in our textbook, poetryfoundation.org/poems/44203/we-wear-the-mask Hardy, Thomas “The Man he Killed” 34, or poetryfoundation.org/poems/44329/the-man-he-killed Hayden, Robert “Those Winter Sundays” 656, or poetryfoundation.org/poems/46461/those-winter-sundays Housman,
A. E. “To an Athlete, Dying Young” 894, or poetryfoundation.org/poems/46452/to-an-athlete-dying-young Jordon, June “Memo:” (NOT in our textbook) https://www.google.com/books/edition/_/2tayCzP2sFMC?hl=en&gbpv=1&pg=PA306&dq=june+jordan+memo Kizer, Carolyn “Bitch” 644, or poetryfoundation.org/poems/35672/bitch Larkin, Philip “This be the Verse” 178,
or poetryfoundation.org/poems/48419/this-be-the-verse Sexton, Anne “Cinderella” 152, or http://www.units.miamioh.edu/technologyandhumanities/sexton.htm Smith, Stevie “Not Waving but Drowning” 139, or poetryfoundation.org/poems/46479/not-waving-but-drowning Stafford, William “Travelling through the Dark” 880, or poetryfoundation.org/poems/42775/traveling-through-the-dark Young, Kevin “Negative” 517, or poetryfoundation.org/poems/57418/negative