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Student Name:I.D. Number:Project 3Evaluation 33ENGH 040 060 Eleventh Grade English 2Be sure to include ALL pages of this project (including the directions and the assignment) when yousend the project to your teacher for grading. Don’t forget to put your name and I.D. number at thetop of this page!There are two parts to this project: one litTheme is the statement that a work of literature makesabout life. A theme may address any number of issues, including explorations of loss, death, individ-uality, conformity, emotions, human interactions with nature, hope, etc. In this exercise, you are go-ing to analyze the themes in a set of poems.Review the poetry you have read for this course. We started the course with the Modernist andImagist poets of the early part of the twentieth century. Ezra Pound’s essay “A Few Don’ts” was acommentary on the ways that Modernist poetry should be written. The course then progressed to thepoetry of the Harlem Renaissance, which was an era pioneered by Langston Hughes that openedthe door for African American poets to find their voices and express themselves in poetic forms.Lesson 8 focused on the poetry of Sandburg and Frost, who showed us two different versions ofModernism. The Beat Generation poets of the 1950s took poetry to a new level of defying estab-lished writing conventions for poetry. In the 1960s, African American poets used their poetry to ex-press the plight of the black person during the turbulent times of the Civil Rights Movement. Finally,we read the poetry of the contemporary artists in which anything goes. They have no set patterns ortopics, and their poetry speaks of the world as they see it.Select four poems from this course that you believe have a similar theme.Once you have identified the common theme and the poems about which you are going to write,note each title on a sheet of paper. Do some brainstorming. Note every way that each poem seemsto address your theme. The poets do not have to say the same thing. One poem may express yourtheme in an entirely different way than another, and authors may explore the theme in different situa-tions. Be creative with this project. Looking for similarities in different poems is a matter of personalinterpretation and opinion.After you have finished brainstorming,write a 600 word (two-page) essayin which you explainProject 31ENGH 040
how each of the four poems addresses your theme. Include background information about the au-thors and time period as well as quotes from the poems for support.