Poetry 110/English 101
Directions for Short Papers
Papers are due on dates listed on the assignment sheet. They may be turned in during class or given to a secretary in R230 before on the date due. Late papers are penalized a grade. Late papers are only accepted on the B due date. Any student failing to turn the paper in by the B due date will not be eligible for a grade in the class. Late papers must be written on poems not discussed in class.
Papers are written in essay format and are approximately 2 to 3 pages in length. Each paper includes:
1. A statement of the poem’s overall message or purpose.
2. A clear definition of the technique(s) chosen.
3. A clarification of how the use of the technique relates to the overall message or purpose of the poem.
Papers are graded on a A-F scale with A being the highest grade. Papers are graded on clarity, thoroughness, and correctness.