Jan. 26, 2016
The plain style
The simplest version of the sentence, which
makes all the relevant points, will be the best
version of the sentence.
Active voice verbs
Main clause first
In the play Othello, the main character, Othello, falls in love with a woman named
Desdemona; however, her father does not approve of the marriage. Her father when he finds out
about the marriage says, This accident is not unlike my dream: / Belie
I believe that in Shakespeares sonnet 116, he believed that a marriage of true minds
could not ever be broken or destroyed (Shakespeare 1). In the first quatrain he writes, Love is
not love / Which alters when it alteration finds (Shakespeare 2
Beat! Beat! Drums!
In Beat Beat Drums by Walt Whitman, he emphasizes the cyclical nature of war and its
inevitable continuity. The punctuation throughout the poem reiterates Whitmans belief that
although people must bare the stark and violent realities of
The Chimney Sweeper
In the last line of The Chimney Sweeper writes, So if all do their duty they need not
fear harm (Blake 22). This can be interpreted in many different ways. Many people believe that
Blake wrote this to convey the thought that the chimne
LYDIA HOWARD HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY | 10?
RD HUNTLEY SIGOURNE
LYDIA HowA of Emily Dickinson, who may well have been signiﬁcantly inﬂuenced by Sigour—
ncy’s poems of nature and death.
Sigourney was born in Norwich, Connecticut, on September 1, 1791, the onl
Citing Poetry Using MLA Format
1. Short poems are always in quotation marks, and long poems are always in italics.
Short poems: Design
When I Consider How My Light Is Spent
The Sick Rose
Long poems: Paradise Lost
2. For poems and verse plays, type quotati
ENGL 167A: American Poetry to 1900
T/R 2 3:50 ROLFE 3126
Prof. Michael C. Cohen
Office Hours: T/R 9-11, and by appointment
This course will survey the history of American poetry from the Puritan era to the turn
In the play Othello, Iago is a jealous man who despises Othello for not promoting him
higher in the army. Resulting from this jealousy Iago sets out to destroy Othellos life. One of the
first things he does is try to get Desdemonas father to break