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In no case may a poorly written essay be scored

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Unformatted text preview: wise appropriate score. In no case may a poorly written essay be scored higher than a 3. 9–8 These detailed, well-written essays provide insightful analysis of Hughes’s poem. They discern the differences between the worlds above and below the lily, and effectively address the poet’s implied attitudes toward nature as well as the way he defines the artist’s task. These essays may offer a range of interpretations and emphasize a variety of poetic techniques, but they are alike in their coherence and persuasiveness, maintaining consistent control over the elements of effective composition and illustrating the poem’s techniques with apt and specific examples. These essays need not be flawless. But the best essays will demonstrate the student’s ability to read poetry well and to write with clarity and sophistication. 7–6 These competent essays convey a coherent understanding of the poem, including both its attitudes toward nature and toward the artist’s task. Their interpretations may falter in some...
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This note was uploaded on 07/07/2013 for the course ENG AP taught by Professor Mrs.liang during the Fall '11 term at Benjamin N Cardozo High School.

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