For Monday, October 1st, you should do the following:
- decide on your topic (which poem you’re writing about and which person/college course) and begin working on your thesis (hand in topic and/or thesis at beginning of class on Monday)
- fill out the worksheet I handed out and bring it on Monday
- read the two model essays by former students that are now posted on Open Lab
- read the essay “Writing a Short Paper About a Poem” in the textbook, pp.310-315
We’ll also continuing to discuss “Persephone, Falling,” “Found Sonnet: The Wig,” and “Instructions on Giving Up”–please print out the Rita Dove poems so you can annotate your copy!
On Wednesday, we’ll be working on drafts of Paper #1 which will be due on Wed, October 10th.Handout on Organizing Paper #1