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Essay Instructions: In a well-focused essay, reveal how such elements as imagery, personification, and structure evoke meaning in the poem "To Autumn" by John Keats. Please include quotations from the poem along with their corresponding line numbers.Please follow adhere to the following grading rubric:
Exceptional thesis; excellent illustrations (support); superb organization; solid mechanics; effective imagination and creativity; makes connections and shows depth of insight
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Essay Instructions: Analyze a poem, using three secondary sources (in other words, at least three sources from research must be used) and the primary source (the literary work itself). The analysis must focus on one of the literary terms that have been discussed; however, the literary term can have broad interpretation. For example, if you're analysing Matthew Arnold's poem "Dover Beach," you might research information specific to the poem; however, you can also research information specific to a literary term, such as symbolism or setting, and show how this information applies to the poem.
Audre Lorde, “Hanging Fire”
Matthew Arnold "Dover Beach"
Adrienne Rich, “Diving into the Wreck”
“Anthony Hecht, "Dover Bitch”
Anthony Hecht, “More Light! More Light!”
Edgar Allen Poe, "The Raven”
George Herbert, "The Collar"
Emily Dickenson, "My Life had stood--a Loaded Gun--"
W. H. Auden, "Musee des Beaux Arts"
Robert Frost, "Design”
John Keats, "To Autumn”
The following parameters for the assignment will help you structure both the content and the organization of the essay:
1. Essay must be a minimum of 1200 words, following the standard structure (an introductory paragraph, body paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph).
2. Essay must be analytical; it should NOT be a personal response to the poem or provide a critique. This is critical! (However, brief explanation of the poem may be acceptable if it is supporting a point being made. Assume that the reader has read the poem but is not familiar with the ideas being presented.)
3. Research must include three secondary sources that are listed on the Works Cited and quoted within the content of the paper. Remember to format MLA Documentation Style, listing primary and secondary sources on the Works Cited and citing quotes with parenthetical citations.
4. The introductory paragraph should (a) identify the piece of literature by author and title of the poem, (b) provide a statement of theme and (c) present the thesis statement, which should include the major points to be covered in the body paragraphs.
5. The body paragraphs should elaborate on a point that extends from the thesis and provide support for that point by bringing in specific quotations from the text.
6. The concluding paragraph should summarize points and make a final case for thesis.
7. As in the answering of discussion questions, provide support for the point being made in each body paragraph, and that support should include brief quotations from the story or from secondary resources. Discuss the quotes in relation to the points being made.
8. The essay should be cohesive, as a complete whole, with all parts working together. In checking for cohesion, ask if its various parts work together to make ONE statement, or if they each work separately, going off in different directions. Remember that an essay is to revolve around and derive from the thesis statement.
9. Discuss literature in present tense ("Sammy is," not "Sammy was").
10. Give the author's full name the first time you mention it, but thereafter, use only his or her last name, i.e., no titles.
11. Always place the title of a short story or poem that is being analyzed in quotation marks.
12. Always italicize or underline the title of a longer work, such as a novel or a film.
13. Do not use slang, contractions, and abbreviations.
14. Do not use the indefinite personal pronouns: "We, us, our, you, your."
15. Do not make any reference to yourself (No "I, me, or my").
16. Do not begin a sentence with "I believe that" or "In my opinion," etc.
17. Do not begin a sentence with "It is," "there is," or "there are."
18. Avoid pronoun or verb agreement problems.
19. Avoid sentence illiteracies such as fragments, run-ons, comma splices, or illogical sentence structures.
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Essay Instructions: Here is the scenario-- its a letter from a parent and reads:
ANY LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT. ?P.O. Box 12345. ?Any Town, U.S.A. 54321.
Re: Excessive Multi-Cultural and Diversity Awareness Programs / Celebrations.
To: The Superintendent, Your Local School District.
My wife and I once again received a handout from my son's elementary school concerning a non-American study project. This one concerns a week devoted to study of the Mexican Era. It asks for volunteers to help out with a culminating classroom "celebration of all things Mexican."
Although my wife, Kim, and I often volunteer to assist with school functions for our children, we will NOT be volunteering for this one, or any other school function centered on non-American subject matter. Bottom line…we've had it with the onslaught of multi-cultural and diversity awareness programs being shoved down the throats of children in this school district.
Before you label us racist, or right-wing religious fanatics, or homophobic, or whatever is currently en vogue to defend the Any Local School District agenda this week, I will ABSOLUTELY DENY YOU the opportunity. I defended democracy and freedom for fifteen years in the Air Force, flying hundreds of missions over hostile territory in combat conditions. I worked closely with people of every conceivable race or racial mix you can imagine. I trusted my life to them, and them to me. Not once did we put our tails on the line so my children would be deluged with Mexican, African, or "whatever-can" celebrations. We put our tails on the line for AMERICA!
I am an AMERICAN of Dutch-German ancestry. Kim is a Korean citizen who happens to be a LEGAL IMMIGRANT to this country. Our family lives a "multi-cultural" life everyday. Do we see the Any Local School District offering any Korean-American celebrations? Of course not! Nor do we want them to offer any.
You see, our family is AMERICAN. We live in America. We speak English - all the time! We have watched Any Local School District turn Columbus Day into Autumn Break. We have seen Halloween become Harvest Day. We have observed Christmas become Winter Break, and Easter become just another Sunday. This week is Thanksgiving, one of the most American of holidays. Yet my son told me the only thing he's done for Thanksgiving was a word search problem. Meanwhile he brings home a handout concerning a week-long study and celebration of the Mexican Era!
Well, we've had it with this nonsense. Your incessant bowing down to anyone Mexican or Spanish-speaking is regretful. You might welcome the multi-cultural destruction of American values, integrity, and time-honored traditions. We will not!
A Very Concerned American Parent
There are two parts to this assignment-- I would like the 1st page of the essay to be response letter from the principal( no more than 150 words)-Because of the volatile nature of the parent letter, you, as the principal, have decided to seek direction from the district superintendent, who, in turn, has asked you to write a formal response letter for his signature.
2nd part of essay is to provide insight into why you chose to say what you said in the response letter to the parent. Frame your discussion around the appropriate ISLLC standards. Address the following in a thoughtful manner.
• How did the parent’s letter make you feel? Be candid in your response.
• How does this issue focus on a school’s academic program in terms of its organization and alignment for all students?
• Does the curriculum properly advocate for the need to focus on the welfare of all students in a multicultural setting or has this district gone too far? Explain and elaborate.
• Are any curricular changes necessary based on the parent’s letter?
• Is there an underlying message contained in the parent’s letter? If so, what is it and did you address it in your response letter? Why or why not?
• Obviously, this parent is requesting that you respond to his community feedback. How do you do this in a manner that demonstrates consensus building and mediation skills, and which re-establishes a positive relationship between the district and the parent?
• Once the parent receives your letter, what kind of follow-up response from the parent might you expect? Predict the reaction and speculate on how you might then have to respond.
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