TYPE THE TOTAL WORD COUNT at the beginning of your response – do not include quotations and in-text citations in this count. Please type the word-count up in your MLA heading or next to the title. (Five points will be deducted from the final grade on an assignment that does not provide the correct final word count – or on papers that provide no word count at all.)
4. NOTE ABOUT THE ASSIGNMENT:
In-text citations must include correct page numbers from the poems and play posted full text in Week #2. These sources are the only sources allowed. No Works Cited is needed.
5. Choose one of the following topics:
How does John Keats' poem The Eve of St. Agnes demonstrate traits of the Romantic Age? Be specific and include supporting examples. Review the lecture notes posted in Week #2 about the Romantic Age. The poem is posted full-text in Week #2 and is the only source for the poem allowed; I must be able to locate your textual evidence and in-text citations
Please begin your response with a thesis sentence (underlined).
Look at the style and language Poe uses in his poem The Raven and then explain how they reflect Gothicism, a sub culture of the Romantic Age. Review the files posted in Canvas. Be specific and support your ideas with textual evidence. The poem is posted full-text in Week #2 and is the only source allowed. I must be able to locate your textual evidence and in-text . Using any other source is an automatic grade of zero on the assignment. Please begin the response with a thesis sentence (underlined).
In Oscar Wilde's play The Importance of Being Ernest, think about a problem that a character has to face. Write the problem and how the character solves it or is working to solve it. If you were that character, what would you do differently? Read the lecture notes posted in Canvas. Use textual evidence from the play to support your ideas, complete with signal phrases and in-text citations. The play is posted full-text in Week #2 and is the only source allowed. I must be able to locate your textual evidence and in-text citations. Using any other source is an automatic grade of zero on the assignment. Please begin the response with a thesis sentence (underlined).
Be at least 300 - 350 words. (Please type the final word count at the beginning of your response – do not count quotations and in-text citations in your final word count.
• Begin with a thesis statement, underlined. This one sentence lets readers know right up front exactly what will be discussed in the paragraph.
• Include at least two paragraphs: an analysis and a confrontation. AGAIN: your reader response should have its own analysis and confrontation – please do not combine them. I recommend that you identify each part with a number (to distinguish them so we can follow your discussion, or you might type a line to separate them).
• In-text citations without correct page numbers will receive a grade of zero on the assignment.