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Unformatted text preview: • Use precise vocabulary • Avoid personal pronouns/”the reader” • Use present tense • Thesis: o (Poet’s Full Name)’s poem (“Poem Title”) demonstrates /illustrates (SOME ASPECT) about (SOME TOPIC) through/by (SOME LITERARY DEVICE). o Through the metaphor of a small spider spinning its web, Walt Whitman’s poem “A Noiseless Patient Spider” illustrates the human soul’s courageous commitment to finding connections in a world of isolation. • Body paragraphs: o Integrate paraphrasing along with comments on literary devices, tone, theme, and any other relevant aspects o Consider this the “equation” portion of your essay (1+1+1+1) • Conclusion: o Address the significance of your new “equation” o Talk about the “new” concept that is now “4”...
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course LIT 341 taught by Professor Lisle during the Fall '10 term at Grand Valley State.
- Fall '10