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Research Paper- Choose an author and bring me the name ASAP!!!

Select a poet and write a research paper in which you analyze the development of the writer's poetry in his/her lifetime using at least three poems and citing at least three secondary sources. This paper should include a biography of the author's life as it pertains to the poetry you have studied. You must then read several poems by the same author and determine how the author's life has contributed to the meaning behind those poems.


HANDOUT FROM CLASS:

RESEARCH:


Analyzing the Poem
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Introductory Paragraph for your paper:



Writing the body paragraphs:



MLA Work Cited Example



Suggested Poets and Sample Work

Phenomenal Woman
I know why the caged bird sings
Still I Rise
Touched by An Angel
Maya Angelou

Where the Sidewalk Ends
Messy Room
Bear In There
Shel Silverstein

If You Forget Me
Pablo Neruda

I carry your heart with me
Seeker Of Truth
A Pretty a Day
E. E. Cummings

The Road Not Taken
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Robert Frost

There is another sky
If those I loved were lost
Emily Dickinson

Life Is Fine
Dream Deferred
Let America Be America Again
Langston Hughes

A Girl
Ezra Pound

To My Wife - With A Copy Of My Poems
Oscar Wilde

To You
Walt Whitman

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
William Wordsworth

The New Poetry Handbook
Mark Strand

Funeral Blues
W. H. Auden

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
Dylan Thomas

A Word to Husbands
Ogden Nash

I Taught Myself To Live Simply
Anna Akhmatova

Walking Around
Pablo Neruda

Digging
Seamus Heaney

Brown Penny
William Butler Yeats

The Broken Heart
William Barnes

A Birthday Poem
Ted Kooser

The Mother
Gwendolyn Brooks

A Life
Sylvia Plath

As Soon as Fred Gets Out of Bed
Jack Prelutsky

I'm not Yours
Sara Teasdale

And The Moon And The Stars And The World
Charles Bukowski

America
Allen Ginsberg

Those Winter Sundays
Robert Hayden

A Poison Tree
William Blake

Daddy
Sylvia Plath

Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face
Jack Prelutsky

O Captain! My Captain!
Walt Whitman

A Red, Red Rose
Robert Burns

Fast rode the knight
Stephen Crane

Happiness
Raymond Carver
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