Sample Student Paper for Poem/Contemporary News Event

Below is a sample of a very strong student paper from fall 2017.  This student’s paper was published in City Tech Writer, the college’s journal of outstanding student writing.  Dominique’s paper focused on the connection between Langston Hughes’ poem “I, Too” and the Charlottesville protests in August, 2017.

Notice how Dominique’s paper quotes from the poem throughout her paper and how she makes connections between the poem and the protests:

Paper 2 Langston Hughes Charlottesville


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