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Post University Whitman Legacy of Innovation Poetry Writer Essay

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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. Use the third-person, objective voice, avoiding personal pronouns such as “I,” “you,” “we,” etc.

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ENG213—Poetry Literary Analysis Essay: Breaking out Poet Study 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 o The structures, themes, and writing styles that were the norm prior to your author. o 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. Students: Be sure to read before you write, and again after you write. Rubric for the Literary Analysis Essay: Breaking Out Poet Study Does Not Meet Expectation s 0-11 Approach/Struct The essay ure does not have a clear approach and the structure is varied so that the essay information cannot be understood. Thesis Statement Textual Support and Integration of Information APA Format Meet Expectation s 12-13 The essay’s approach is confusing/ha rd and/or the structure is limited. There is no thesis statement present in the pitch. The thesis statement is attempted but unclear and hard to follow. Textual support Very little is not present or textual no sources are support is indicated. given and integrated properly. Textual support may not relate to the thesis statement. Very few sources are present in the pitch. APA format is not followed. Few APA conventions are followed, and may be incorrectly formatted. Needs Improveme nt 14-15 The essay has an adequately clear approach and/or varies often in structure, making the information difficult to follow. The poetic thesis statement is present with some areas that could be clarified. Some textual support is given and integrated properly. Sources are somewhat related to the thesis statement, but more appropriate sources could be used. Some APA conventions are followed, although not always correctly. Satisfactor y 16-17 The essay has a clear approach and/or is generally well organized. Some variations might pull the reader’s attention. Meets Expectation s 18-20 The essay has a clear approach and is effectively organized. The thesis statement is present and generally easy to follow. The thesis statement is present, clear, and easy to follow. The required sources are present and generally relate to the thesis. Sources are directly related to the thesis. Sources are logical and will serve the writer’s purpose well. APA conventions followed with some errors evident throughout. Free of many to all errors in APA conventions. Grammar and Mechanics Grammar and mechanics’ errors make the essay incomprehensibl e. Grammar, spelling, punctuation, and mechanics errors occur throughout document. Word choices are seldom academic. Sentence structure may Several errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling and mechanics present. Word choice reveals some understandin g of academic language requirements. be illogical or unclear. Many sentence structure issues exist. Some spelling, grammar, punctuation and mechanical errors are evident. Academic language is upheld. The sentence structure is often logical and clear so that relationships among ideas are established. Free of punctuation, spelling, grammar, and other mechanical errors. Consistent use of academic word choices. Sentence structure is mostly logical and clear. ...
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Whitman’s Legacy of Innovation
When American poet Walt Whitman first published Leaves of Grass — an iconic
collection of sweeping, free verse poetry that continues to define Whitman’s legacy to this day
— Whitman was a broke poet who had to publish and promote the book himself, with his own
money, ridiculed for his work by both literary circles and those around him.
“I saw the book -- didn’t read it at all -- didn’t think it worth reading -- fingered it a
little,” said George Whitman, Whitman’s own brother (McBryde, 1917).
However, despite what little success his writing would bring him, Whitman soldiered on,
creating poetry that astounded with its majestic bluntness and overt sexuality, its stunning
deviation from conventional poetic structures, and its surprising usage of words both familiar and
exotic in the American lexicon. Thus, Whitman’s fearless rejection of societal and literary...

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