poetry essay

This essay should be a 750-1000 word essay focusing on the poetry Harlem by Langston Hughes.

I will be checking.

1.This essay will be the first in which you will use some sources. While it should primarily use passages from the poem to discuss as evidence, it should also reference 3 scholarly sources.

2.The essay should be in MLA (8th Edition) essay format

3.The essay must have an MLA (8th Edition) format works cited list that cites all sources used.

4.The essay grading rubric is attached

5.Avoid any and all summary sites within your essay.

6.Use literary present and third person in your essay

Assignment: Analyze one poem from the assigned readings using one of the following critical approaches (NOT reader response or biographical criticism) we discussed. using three secondary sources to help support your argument. This (these) source(s) must be peer-reviewed and scholarly. Please read Lesson 4 for an explanation about scholarly sources. Make sure that the essay has a strong thesis related to the approach–do not argue that “this poem is best analyzed with this approach.” Again the allowed critical approach choices are:

•Feminist criticism

•Historical criticism

•Marxist and social criticism

•New Historicism

•Psychological criticism


Your required secondary, scholarly source(s) should come from outside of the assigned readings; please use our the online library.
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