Choose any poem we have not talked about in class and is not part of the syllabus. Write an analysis of the poem which discusses relevant aspects of the poem, which may include rhyming scheme, word choice, meter, imagery, metaphors, etc.
Your thesis statement should focus on the theme (meaning) of the poem, and how the poet uses literary terms in order to imply or emphasize the meaning.
Outside research on the poet and/or poem is strongly encouraged; MLA or APA format should be used to cite any sources. Please also provide a copy of the poem you write about.
You may write about relevant aspects of the poet’s life in the paper ONLY if these aspect are significant to the understanding of the poem. (In other words, do not provide biographical information about the poet unless it directly relates to the poem itself).
The number of pages required to complete this essay will largely depend on which poem you choose. It is suggested you choose a poem which is ripe with material to analyze.