Paper #5: Poetry Analysis


This is your opportunity to really get to know a particular poem.  It is good to choose a poem you either feel strongly about or have unanswered questions about, preferably both.  A helpful resource for how to go through a poem and figure out specifically what you should be trying to explain is :


You should look over the “writing tips” section of the English Literature webpage and briefly refresh your memory about essay structure and then get out your previous papers to see how you are growing as a writer and also what pitfalls you still struggle with, so you can try to avoid them this time. 


Make sure you choose a poem that you have plenty to say about, but not a poem that is so large and full of meaning that there is no way you could cover half of it in the word limit.  The word limit is 750-2000 words.


Good luck and have fun!