Freshman Comp 2- Writing About Literature

*Poetry Extra Credit!*
November 21, 2008, 3:22 pm
Filed under: Extra Credit

Now that you have learned a little about new poetic forms, here is your chance to try them for yourself! Part of good analysis is putting yourself in a character’s shoes. In this instance, you will be the poet! Write a villanelle, sestina, sonnet, ode, or elegy. For those poems without specific length requirements (ode, elegy), write at least 15-20 lines. Please take this assignment seriously; it must be good quality work to count for extra credit. Work that is sloppy, hastily done, or careless will not be counted for credit. All poems must be typed and handed in during class by 12/08 (final). Successful sestinas and villanelles will count for 2 extra points; sonnets, odes, and elegies 1, due to their less complicated nature. Have fun and try something new! And remember, you must follow the rules–use your text!