Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Choose one of the following poems and complete a poetry analysis. The analysis is to be in MLA format and structured in proper essay form (Thesis statement, body paragraphs, and logical conclusion). You may choose one of the poems discussed in class or you may choose a poem that follows under the Dramatic Monologue form. Self chosen poem MUST be approved by teacher. All poems covered in class can be found on ClassNet:

“My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning
“To A Sad Daughter” by Michael Ondaatje
“Changes” by D. Ginette Clarke

FINAL ANALYSIS IS DUE: Tuesday, October 21st, 2008. Students who choose not to hand in summative on due date will be expected to attend credit enhancement the following day during their lunch period. Failure to do so may result in an incomplete on this summative.


 Formal language means absolutely NO use of contractions, NO use of personal pronouns, and you MUST follow MLA format (handout to follow).
 Works Cited is included as the last page of the final draft.
 Analysis is free of all spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors. There must be evidence of editing – SPELLCHECK does not do it all!
 All ROUGH WORK must be included with the final copy and handed in. The final analysis will not be accepted without rough work included.
 Analysis must be a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of a 1,000 words.
 Final Poetry Analysis will include (in order): Final Copy with Works Cited, Analysis Outline, all Rough Work, Summative Outline with Rubric.

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