analyze the poem and write an analytical interpretive essay.
In this Lesson, you will choose a published poem of at least 14 lines. It may be from any culture or time period, but not a poem you have read in this Unit. Just have your teacher approve your selection.
You will analyze the poem and write an analytical interpretive essay. This essay should be written in third person. It should simply examine how the poetic elements create meaning and effect. It should not contain opinions or other critics work. You will have to prove your thesis (idea) about the poem with evidence, using quotes from the poem.
1 Use Times New Roman font and 12 pt. font size in a 550700 word essay.
2 Double space; put your last name and page numbers on the top right.
3 Begin the essay with an introductory paragraph that has a thesis. (The thesis is the conclusion of all your evidence in the essay.)
4 Write 24 body paragraphs that give evidence for the thesis.
5 Each body paragraph will have a topic sentence.
6 End with a concluding paragraph containing a rephrased thesis