English project (read instructions thoroughly please)

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Question description

In this unit project, you will need to do research on the internet and cite your sources. You need to:

  • Cite facts in text.
  • Cite poetry in text.
  • Create a Works Cited page for all resources consulted.

First, let's talk about citing facts in the text of your essay. When you are relating information such as when a poet was born or where they lived, you need to tell your reader where you got that information. Remember, some sources are better than others. (Do not trust sites like Wikipedia or Yahoo! Answers to have correct information.)

Here is a simple example of what an in­text citation of a fact should look like:

According to Biography.com, Edgar Allan Poe was born in 1809.

This citation will then correspond to an entry in your Works Cited page. In­text citations are meant to indicate which facts came from which sources. Works Cited pages are meant to provide all of the information on that resource.

Here is what the Works Cited page entry for this fact would look like:

"Edgar Allan Poe." Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2014. Web. 05 June 2014.

Follow the link in the Blue Box to OWL Purdue for more information about creating MLA Style Works Cited pages. Make sure to bookmark this page and refer back to it while you are creating your citations.

Very Important

Make sure that you learn:

  • How and where to place the line numbers.
  • How to use slashes to show where lines break.
  • How to introduce a quote.
  • How to arrange a quote, line number, and the punctuation at the end of your sentence.

Important Facts

When your Works Cited entry (called a "reference") is two or more lines long, the second line  and on should be indented. This is called a "reverse indent."

In your paper, you will also need to quote and cite poetry. You will do this every time you  provide an example.

Review the link to learn how to cite poetry in text. Again, make sure to bookmark this page and  use itfor reference while you are creating your citations.

  • Click on the link in the Blue Box to learn how to Cite Poetry in-text.

This project will be two parts:

  • stylistic analysis of a poet of your choice
  • creative stylistic imitation. This should demonstrate everything you have learned throughout this unit.

Stylistic Analysis

Your project should focus on one poet. You may choose any poet. I strongly encourage you to choose a poet whose work you enjoy or admire. These may include:

  • Any poet that we studied in this unit.
  • Any poet who writes in the English language, even if they are not American.
  • A lyricist, rapper, or songwriter, as long as they demonstrate strong use of poetic devices. 

For your analysis, you will describe and analyze the poet's style. Here is what each section of your paper must include:

Introduction. Introduce the poet. Include:

  • The poet's name.
  • Brief biographical information. Only include relevant information!
    • What time period did the poet write in?
    • Who was their intended audience?
    • Were they financially successful as a poet in their lifetime, or was their work only appreciated after their death?
    • What events in their life influenced their poems?
  • What major topics and themes did the poet address?
  • Thesis statement: What are the three most prominent poetic devices the poet used, and how the the poet use them to create a theme, mood, story, or point?

Body paragraphs. For each, discuss one poetic device that the poet uses repeatedly. Include:

  • The name of the poetic device.
  • 2­-3 examples of the poetic device from the poet's work.
  • Include appropriate MLA citations for the quoted examples.
  • A discussion of how the poet used this device to create their overall message.

Conclusion. Find meaning. 

  • What overall effect does this poet's work convey?
  • Zoom out: What are the aesthetic appeals of this poetry? Essentially, why is this beautiful? Also,why is this poetry important to you, or to an audience in general?
Stylistic Imitation

For this portion of your unit project, you will create an original creative piece in the style of the poet you chose to analyze.

Your work must have your own story, theme, and point. However, you will use the same 3-­4 poetic devices that you described in your essay to create a similar overall voice and effect.

Your stylistic imitation may be completed in either poetry or prose. You may choose to write:

  • A poem
  • A prose poem
  • An essay
  • A short story

Your stylistic imitation must use at least ten examples of poetic devices that we studied in this unit. The three devices that you analyzed in your essay must be represented at least twice.

If you write poetry, you must compose at least twenty lines of poetry. You may divide this up over multiple poems.

If you choose to write prose, your piece must be at least 200 words in length. Most importantly, remember this is a culminating project for your American Poetry Unit. Your essay should show everything you have learned throughout the class.

Essay Requirements

This essay should be between 2­-3 pages in length (500­-750 words). Your final draft should be saved and submitted as .doc or .pdf file. It should be in 12-­point font in Times New Roman.

10% of your grade will be on grammar and mechanics. For your essay, you must follow all academic conventions such as proper spelling, capitalization, punctuation, paragraphing, and citations. Write as clearly and correctly as you can. This means that 90% of your grade is based on your ideas ­however, you will not earn an A if you do not proofread carefully and check for errors.

The rest of this lesson will walk you through the writing process. All the steps are important! Begin with solid pre­writing.

First, fill in the outline provided in the instructions. Here is a blank copy for easy use:

Introduction. Introduce the poet. Include:

  • The poet's name:
  • Brief biographical information. 
    • Time period:   
    • Intended audience:   
    • Other important information:
  • Topics and themes:   
  • Thesis statement: (Include three poetic devices).

Body paragraphs 1.

  • Poetic device:
  • Example:
  • Example:
  • Example:
  • Remember to note MLA citations.
  • How does the poet use this device to create their point?

Body paragraphs 2.

  • Poetic device:
  • Example:
  • Example:
  • Example:
  • Remember to note MLA citations.
  • How does the poet use this device to create their point?

Body paragraphs 3.

  • Poetic device:
  • Example:
  • Example:
  • Example:
  • Remember to note MLA citations.
  • How does the poet use this device to create their point?

Conclusion. Find meaning. 

  • Overall effect:
  • Why is this poetry beautiful?
  • Why is this poetry important? Who is it important to?

For help creating citations, use Citation Machine. You should include citations for the poems that you cite throughout the paper as well as any and all resources you use to research your poet.


The final step of the writing process is editing. Editing is different from revising because you should not be making any large changes to your ideas or organization. This step can also be called proofreading ­ you are specifically looking for mistakes. Go through your essay and check for the following:

  • Correct capitalization.
  • Correct punctuation.
  • Check that all of your sentences are complete. You should not have any fragmented sentences.
  • Check that your ideas are connected properly. You should not have any run­on sentences.
  • Check that your verb tenses are correct.
  • Check that every example from a poem and fact about the poet is properly cited (MLA Style).
Unit 1: American Poets Project This project will be two parts: a stylistic analysis of a poet of your choice a creative stylistic imitation. This should demonstrate everything you have learned throughout this unit. Stylistic Analysis Your project should focus on one poet. You may choose any poet. I strongly encourage you to choose a poet whose work you enjoy or admire. These may include: Any poet that we studied in this unit. Any poet who writes in the English language, even if they are not American. A lyricist, rapper, or songwriter, as long as they demonstrate strong use of poetic devices.  For your analysis, you will describe and analyze the poet's style. Here is what each section of your paper must include: Click on the link in the Red Box to view the Project Rubrics for this project. Introduction. Introduce the poet. Include: The poet's name. Brief biographical information. Only include relevant information! What time period did the poet write in? Who was their intended audience? Were they financially successful as a poet in their lifetime, or was their work only appreciated after their death? What events in their life influenced their poems? What major topics and themes did the poet address? Thesis statement: What are the three most prominent poetic devices the poet used, and how the the poet use them to create a theme, mood, story, or point? Body paragraphs. For each, discuss one poetic device that the poet uses repeatedly. Include: The name of the poetic device. 2­-3 examples of the poetic device from the poet's work. Include appropriate MLA citations for the quoted examples. A discussion of how the poet used this device to create their overall message. Conclusion. Find meaning.  What overall effect does this poet's work convey? Zoom out: What are the aesthetic appeals of this poetry? Essentially, why is this beautiful? Also, why is this poetry important to you, or to an audience in general? This essay should be between 2-­3 pages in length (500­-750 words). Your final draft should be saved and submitted as .doc or .pdf file. It should be in 12­point font in Times New Roman. 10% of your grade will be on grammar and mechanics. For your essay, you must follow all academic conventions such as proper spelling, capitalization, punctuation, paragraphing, and citations. Write as clearly and correctly as you can. This means that 90% of your grade is based on your ideas ­ however, you will not earn an A if you do not proofread carefully and check for errors. Stylistic Imitation For this portion of your unit project, you will create an original creative piece in the style of the poet you chose to analyze. Your work must have your own story, theme, and point. However, you will use the same 3­-4 poetic devices that you described in your essay to create a similar overall voice and effect. Your stylistic imitation may be completed in either poetry or prose. You may choose to write: A poem A prose poem An essay A short story Your stylistic imitation must use at least ten examples of poetic devices that we studied in this unit. The three devices that you analyzed in your essay must be represented at least twice. If you write poetry, you must compose at least twenty lines of poetry. You may divide this up over multiple poems. If you choose to write prose, your piece must be at least 200 words in length. Most importantly, remember this is a culminating project for your American Poetry Unit. Your essay should show everything you have learned throughout the class. Project Rubrics Project Rubrics        

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