Thursday, May 6, 2010

Thursday, for Paper Two

Remember that the significant difference between Paper One and Paper Two is that the rubric for Paper Two has a "response to the question" section. The question you choose is not a prompt or suggestion but a question you do need to answer with evidence from two of the four poets: Marvell, Coleridge, Tennyson, and Neruda. Now, go do what you came for! (It's good to have a few key fragments of some poems to pull out when you might need them...things like "But at my back I always hear/ Time's winged chariot hurrying near" or "Water, water everywhere,/ And all the boards did shrink./ Water, water, everywhere,/ And not a drop to drink." You can then say lots about meter, rhyme, and line length just on that basis, at least with this particular poem.)

When the Paper Two instructions mention "works," you should regard that as the body of poems by a particular poet. Your knowledge of "works" should be informed by the part of your research we called "philosophical points applied to poems." Use a variety of poems to illustrate your answer, not just one.