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Poetry Booklet Assignment

Due: ____________________________
Purpose: This project encourages you to enjoy an independent study of
poetry related to a topic of your own choice. A major goal of the assignment
is for you to become more sensitive to, and aware of, the poetic forms and the language
and musical devices that a poet considers when writing a poem. We'll become more acquainted with these
forms and devices by reading Perrine's Sound and Sense and by working on a variety of activities related to
poems.
Poetry project: Turn it in in booklet format (NOT IN A 3-RING BINDER) !

If you are absent, the poetry project must be turned in on the due date (emailed, if necessary then hard copy
upon return) or prior to the due date.
NO LATE PROJECTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE DUE DATE
NO MLA WORKS CITED = LOWER GRADE.
REMEMBER ALL WORK (PICTURES, WORDS, & IDEAS) MUST BE YOURS TO BE GRANTED CREDIT- DO NOT
PLAGIARIZE; ITS VERY EASY TO IDENTIFY. AS A SENIOR, THE CONSEQUENCES ARENT WORTH IT.

1. Choose five poets not covered in our discussion - from five different time periods/genres (DO NOT ANALYZE
SONG LYRICS OR POETRY WRITTEN BY YOURSELF OR FRIENDS)
Create a Biography granting insight into their life, poetic style, and period/ (genre). THIS WILL BE
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, AS IT ESTABLISHES BACKGROUND FOR YOUR ANALYSIS, IN SOME CASES.
Biography must be at least half page double-spaced with citation and a picture. See back of page for
time periods.

2. Choose one work from each poet that you feel is a strong model of their style/genre.
Focus on a theme love, betrayal, injustice, etc)
3.

Type and print two copies.


On the first copy create a visual that reflects the poem.
On the second copy - neatly annotate the poem(s) (OR INCLUDE TPS FASTT
GRAPHIC) for poetic devices:
o Speaker,
o Diction &
o Audience, and Occasion
connotation
o figurative language (Allusion,
o Understatement/Overstatement
simile, metaphor, personification,
o meter,
apostrophe, synecdoche,
o Organization/Structure/Pattern metonymy, paradox and
fixed and open poetic forms
oxymoron)
o theme,
o imagery,
o and genre stylistic traits, etc. (TPS
o Musical Devices / sound effects
FASTT)
(onomatopoeia, assonance,
consonance, alliteration, rhyme)

4. Prepare a 1-page analysis (with clear thesis) of each poem, which clearly indicates theme (writers purpose),
and how all stylistic devices contribute to its development. For example, Shelleys Ozymandias, reflects the
Romantic Periods concept of the superiority of and the power of the imagination and is established through
the use of imagery, diction and figurative language. Be sure to discuss how each device contributes dont
just mention them. This analysis should be one page double-spaced in length with citations.

5. This Poetry booklet should have a paragraph for:


Introduction (Foreword) that explains the persona of your poetry booklet (theme) and an
Afterword that brings the personality of your booklet to a close.
o Basically, introduce the reader to what they can expect to see in your booklet, the insight they
can expect to gain, the emotions they can expect to experience, etc
Then wrap it up with an explanation of the journey you hoped the reader experienced.
Personify it! This may be easier if you select an overarching theme or device that will help to
focus your booklet (love, nature, death, etc...)
6. You must print on the front and back of pages (like a normal book) DO NOT STAPLE,
TAPE OR GLUE PAGES TOGETHER. (use regular or glossy 8 X 11 paper)
7. Include a Table of Contents and ensure that the works cited is in MLA format. MUST
HAVE OR YOU WILL LOSE POINTS.
BONUS (40 POINTS):
EC: Analyze any poem from a Contemporary Poet (someone who writes now). TYPE a double-spaced biography, no
more than one paragraph with citation. Include the paragraph on the first copy of the poem. You must type two
copies. On the first copy, create a visual = to the poem. On copy two, neatly, annotate the poem (OR INCLUDE TPS
FASTT GRAPHIC) for poetic devices figurative language, frame, rhyme, meter, climax, theme, genre stylistic traits, etc., seeking the writers purpose. Then, as with other poems, complete an analysis. This should be submitted within the
project - adding to the Table of Contents.

ORDER FOR POETRY BOOK


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Cover page with title, illustration, and your name


Foreword
Table of Contents
Poem #1 Author with period background, biography and picture
Poem #1 with picture
Poem #1 with annotation
Poem #1 analysis
Poem #2 Author with period background, biography and picture
Poem #2 with picture
Poem #2 with annotation
Poem #2 analysis
Poem #3 Author with period background, biography and picture
Poem #3 with picture
Poem #3 with annotation
Poem #3 analysis
Poem #4 Author with period background, biography and picture
Poem #4 with picture
Poem #4 with annotation
Poem #4 analysis
Poem #5 Author with period background, biography and picture
Poem #5 with picture
Poem #5 with annotation
Poem #5 analysis
BONUS: EXTRA POET INFORMATION
WORTH 40 Points
Afterword
MLA works cited page
Back cover

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REMEMBER, LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. IF YOURE GOING TO BE


ABSENT, TURN IT IN BEFORE THE DUE DATE OR EMAIL IT ON THE DUE DATE.
PROJECTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE DUE DATE NO EXCEPTIONS!
NOTE: CHALLENGE YOURSELF. DONT SIMPLY DO WHAT YOU THINK WILL BE EASIEST!

DATES & PERIODS ARE APPROXIMATE (INCLUDES EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN) YOU WILL NEED TO DO
FURTHER RESEARCH
Time Span, Terms, Movements, Examples
600-1200 Old English (Anglo-Saxon)

Beowulf

1200-1500 Middle English

Geoffrey Chaucer

1500-1660 The English Renaissance


1500- Tudor Period
1558

Humanist Era

Thomas More
John Skelton

1558- Elizabethan Period


1603

High Renaissance

Edmund Spenser
William Shakespeare

Sir Philip Sidney

1603- Jacobean Period


1625

Mannerist Style (1590-1640) other


styles: Metaphysical Poets;
Devotional Poets

Shakespeare
John Donne

George Herbert
Emilia Lanyer

1600- Puritans
1700

Devotional Poets

Anne Bradstreet (1612 - 1672)


Edward Taylor

1649- The Commonwealth &


1660 The Protectorate

Baroque Style, and later, Rococo


Style

John Milton
Andrew Marvell

1700- The Eighteenth Century


1800

The Enlightenment; Neoclassical


Period; The Augustan Age

Alexander Pope
Samuel Johnson
Jonathan Swift,
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1785- Romanticism
1830

The Age of Revolution


Mary Shelley
S.T. Coleridge
American Romanticism (1800-1860) Jane Austen
the Bronts
Emily Dickinson
Edgar Alan Poe
John Keats
Lord Byron (George Gordon Byron)
Henry Wordsworth Longfellow
William Wordsworth

1830- Victorian Period


1901 American Realism

Early, Middle and Late Victorian

Charles Dickens
George Eliot
Robert Browning
Alfred Lord Tennyson

1901- Modern Period


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The Edwardian Era (1901-1910);

Walt Whitman
Emily Dickinson
G.M. Hopkins
H.G. Wells
James Joyce
D.H. Lawrence
T.S. Eliot
Any of the Harlem Renaissance Poets

The Georgian Era (1910-1914)


American Modernism (1900-1950)
Harlem Renaissance (1920-1935)
1960- Contemporary Period
1969

Thomas Hobbes

Stephen Crane

Gwendolyn Brooks
LeRoi Jones (Imamu Amiri Baraka)
Sylvia Plath

Name:
Requirements

Poetry Project Rubric


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25-24

SCORE:

EC:

TOTAL

15-11

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10-0

Has 5 poets with pictures and biographies from 5


different time periods

Has 4 poets with pictures and biographies


from 4 differnt time periods

Has 5 poets with pictures and bios but they


may not be from different time periods

Has 3 or fewer poets with


pictures and bios / may or may
not be from diff. time periods

Poems

Has 5 clean poems, neatly and clearly printed


with pictures reflecting content

Has 4 clean poems, neatly and clearly printed


with pictures reflecting content

Has 3 clean poems, neatly and clearly


printed with pictures reflecting content

Annotation

All 5 poems thoroughly annotated (on poems


or TPS FASTT)
1 1 page
Skillfully identifies and expresses all 5 of the
poets messages.
Forms a creative hypothesis about the
symbolic or metaphorical meanings of all 5
poems / supports with evidence from text.
Background/Contextual evidence is clearly
and thoughtfully expressed, and directly
relates to the understanding of all 5 of the
poems message
Insightfully describes several dominant
elements and poetic devices used by all 5 of
the poets and thoughtfully relates how they
are used by the poets to reinforce the theme,
meaning, mood, or feeling of the poem.
Persona of your booklet clearly and creatively
personified / theme of booklet is clear
Clearly sums up contents of booklet / provides
explanation of insight being displayed
Project includes a correctly formatted table of
contents with page numbers

4 poems thoroughly annotated

3 poems thoroughly annotated


of a page
Describes some dominant elements and
poetic devices used by some of the
poets, but has difficulty describing how
these relate to the meanings or feelings
of the poems.
Identifies the literal meaning some of
the worksand/or can relate how the
works makes him/her feel personally.
Attempts to identify and express the
poets messages, but oversimplifies or
lacks clarity in the attempt.
Attempts to express background
/Contextual evidence, and relate it to
the understanding of the messages
Present but lacks depth and creativity

Has 2 or fewer poems, may or


may not be neatly and clearly
printed with pictures
Most annotations lack depth are
are not present
page or less
Has trouble identifying the
dominant elements and poetic
devices used in the poem.
Student finds it difficult to
interpret the meaning or
mood of the work.
Makes almost no attempt to
respond to the writing task, or
does so in a way that is vague
and unconvincing.
Background/Contextual
evidence is not established,
and/or unrelated to the
poems message
No foreword

Present but lacks depth and creativity

No afterword

Present but missing page numbers or


inaccurately numbered

No table of contents

Correctly formatted MLA works cited page and


in-text citations
The project is done creatively with much thought
to help tie the project together / Displays great
attention to detail / All pages printed doublesided / No taping or gluing pages together /
Looks professionally bound
The analysis is virtually error-free.
Punctuation, spelling, grammar, and
capitalization are correct. No errors interfere
with the readers understanding of the essay.

MLA formatted with a few minor, nondistracting errors.


The project's cover page and overall
presentation are completed with creativity /
displays some attention to detail // All pages
printed double-sided / No taping or gluing
pages together / bound very neatly
The essay contains few errors in the
conventions of the English language.
Errors do not interfere with the readers
understanding of the essay.

Has multiple lapses in MLA formatting, but


an attempt to follow the format is obvious.
The project's cover page and/or overall
presentation seem hastily done and could
benefit from more thought and effort /
displays little attention to detail / pages
may or may not be printed double-sided
contains numerous errors in the
conventions of the English language.
Errors may interfere with the readers
understanding of the paper.

MLA formatting was not


attempted
Project is missing a cover page
and /or illustrations and lacks
creativity (in report cover) /
pages may be glued or taped
together
contains serious errors in the
conventions Errors interfere
with the readers
understanding

Poets

Analysis

Foreword
Afterword
Table of
Contents
MLA format
Design /
Appearance

Conventions

1 1 page
Accurately describes a couple of
dominant elements and devices used by
most poets / accurately relates how these
are used to reinforce the themes,
meaning, mood, or feeling of the poems.
Forms a somewhat reasonable
hypothesis about symbolic / metaphorical
meaning / is able to support this with
evidence from the works.
Adequately identifies and expresses the
poets message
Background/Contextual evidence is
adequately expressed, and relates to the
understanding of the poems messages