Poetry and Final Paper

708 Words May 28th, 2013 3 Pages
1. The Short Story and Poem: A Comparison of Literary Forms

Reflecting on this week’s literary readings, as well as your own reading experiences, identify at least one major similarity and one major difference between the forms of the short story and the poem. How do the differences between these literary forms affect how you read and respond to them?

In your response, include an example of at least one poem from this week’s readings. Describe the connections between (a) the poem’s form and/or use of literary devices and your experience of the poem and (b) your reading experience (see key literary terms listed in our textbook – e.g., alliteration, rhyme, iambic pentameter, etc.). If you wish, you may also compare your experience of
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Assignment
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Final Paper Rough Draft

Review the Final Paper instructions in Week Five of this course.

Then, write a rough draft for your Final Paper, in which you compare and contrast two literary works from this course that share the same theme (using the “Themes & Corresponding Works” list in the Week Five Final Paper instructions, as a guide).

The paper should be organized around your thesis (argument), which is the main point of the entire essay. When developing a thesis for a comparative paper, consider how a comparison of the works provides deeper insight into the topic of your paper (i.e., think about why you have chosen to look at these particular works in relation to one another). In your analysis, consider the relationships among the following elements: * Content * Form (e.g., short story vs. poem) * Style
Assignment Requirements * Theme: Your paper must address one of the themes listed. * Length: Your draft should be six to ten double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference page) * Sources: Utilize at least six scholarly sources to support your thesis (including the course text and at least two sources from the Ashford Online Library). * APA: Your draft must be formatted to APA (6th edition) style. * Separate

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