Poetry Analysis

Write a poetry essay exploring the conflict and ambiguity in the four groups of poetry listed below. The poetry selections reflect conflict and ambiguity concerning themes that may be interpreted as both positive and negative elements. Construct an essay that analyzes the author’s purpose and rhetorical stance and develops your own interpretation of the poems. Reference each poem in your essay.

Criteria for This Assignment:
Length and Formatting Requirements
Five to six pages, double spaced
Time New Roman, 12-point font
Works Cited page
In-text citations
Divide your essay into four parts, each representing one of the four poetry elections
Content Requirements
Analyze the author’s purpose and rhetorical stance.
Develop your argument for your interpretation logically and cohesively.
Address all four parts of this essay.

Part 1: Poems by William Blake
“The Chimney Sweeper” from Songs of Experience
“The Chimney Sweeper” from Songs of Innocence
Analyze the author’s purpose and rhetorical stance and develop your own interpretation of the poems. Remember, you must include both the author’s purpose as well as your personal response in your essay.

Part 2: Poems by Richard Crashaw
“To the Infant Martyrs”
“Upon the Infant Martyrs”
Analyze the author’s purpose and rhetorical stance and develop your own interpretation of the poems. Remember, you must include both the author’s purpose as well as your personal response in your essay.

Part 3: Poem by Robert Frost
“Mending Wall”
Analyze the author’s purpose and rhetorical stance and develop your own interpretation of the poems. Remember, you must include both the author’s purpose as well as your personal response in your essay.

Part 4: Poem by Thomas Hardy
“Channel Firing”
Analyze the author’s purpose and rhetorical stance and develop your own interpretation of the poems.

Sample Solution

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