Essay for ENG Unit 3: Breaking out Poet Study
Source Material: Resources in Unit 3 Research sources
Background: In Unit 3, you have read, viewed, and discussed resources on authors who have broken out of their traditional styles and formats.
Prompt: Choose one of the authors from Unit 3 and research how your author “broke away” from his/her previously accepted norms of poetry writing. You will need to have at least two outside sources (in addition to the poetry sources)that you will incorporate into your response. These sources must be valuable and reliable.
Task: Choose a poet that is presented in Unit 3 (Whitman, Emerson, Thoreau, or Dickenson) Use the resources available and at least two research resources and analyze how your chosen author’s writing style and poems break away from the norms that were followed prior to his/her break out poetry You will be writing a 2-3 page essay that analyzes this prompt. Be sure to include information on
The structures, themes, and writing styles that were the norm prior to your author. How your chosen author broke away from this norm. Use both your resources and text examples from the poems to support your response.
Instructions: Write a 2-3 page essay with a thesis statement that asserts your main answer to the prompt. Use ideas, paraphrases, and quotes from researched sources and poetry sources to support your own ideas. Be sure to format these citations according to APA formatting guidelines. Remember that these sources need to be valid and reliable. Your audience for this response will be people who are familiar with the author and his/her poems, but have not researched how the author broke away from the prior norms. This will eliminate the need to summarize or add plot-heavy detail.
Requirements: Your response should be 2-3 pages. Your response should have a properly APA formatted title page. Your response should have properly formatted in-text citations. Your response should have a properly formatted reference page It should also be double spaced, written in Times New Roman, in 12 point font and with 1 inch margins. Use the third-person, objective voice, avoiding personal pronouns such as “I,” “you,” “we,” etc. Please be cautious about plagiarism. Make sure to use internal citations for direct quotes, paraphrases, and new information.