For the 3-5-page final essay, you will select three poems that explore a similar theme. These poems must be in English, but they can be from any time period and in any style or length. Your goal in this essay will be to 1) analyze how each poem treats the selected theme, and 2) share what the poetry has revealed to you about that theme.
3 selected (and approved) poems; one of these can be a poem we’ve already read for class!
9-12 direct quotes, quoted and cited properly
An MLA works cited page, showing where you found your selected poems
Alfred, Lord Tennyson. “The Eagle by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.” Poetry Foundation, www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45322/the-eagle-56d224c9a41d1.
Frost, Robert. “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert….” Poetry Foundation, www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/42891/stopping-by-woods-on-a-snowy-evening.
“To A Butterfly Poem by William Wordsworth – Poem Hunter.” PoemHunter.com, www.poemhunter.com/poem/to-a-butterfly/.
1. “To a Butterfly” is a lyric poem written by William Wordsworth at Town End, Grasmere in 1802.
“The Eagle” is a short poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, which was first published in 1851.
“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” is a poem written in 1922 by Robert Frost, and published in 1923 in his New Hampshire volume.
Theme: All three poems describe different scenes of nature, the eagle, the horse, and the butterfly, and the story brings us closer to the mood of the poet’s description.
I will write the essay as the chronological arrangement 1802-1851-1922