Love and Loss in the Poetry of Horatio Paige.
Poetry Analysis Essay
This assignment asks you to analyze poems you select from the poetry that is included in our textbook and/or discussed in class, or that you received as supplements. In other words, you must draw from the poetry that was either discussed or included in the poetry unit for your analysis. In essence, you will be discussing individual poets, themes, poetic devices, literary elements, and/or other bases of comparison/contrast.
Proceed by choosing 2 or more related poems. Compose a thesis that identifies the basis (or bases) for comparing/contrasting the poems and establishes the poetic strategies and/or other techniques used by the authors. (Consider “What” the poems mean, of course, but the analysis, more importantly, includes “How” the poems mean.)
Plan an effective organizational scheme for presenting your analysis. Develop your analysis by supplying ample textual evidence (specific references from the texts) to support the major points of your argument. Include parenthetical citations (line references) and a works cited page. This paper should be a minimum of 4 pages (not including the works cited page) Writing in the third person is recommended (but not required).