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Topics: American poets, Edgar Allan Poe, Ezra Pound Pages: 3 (379 words) Published: February 14, 2013
English III R
B Term

Poetry Research Project


The research assignment is to research an American poet over the course of the term. Each student will produce evidence of their research and analysis in two phases. One phase will be completed each six weeks. PHASE ONE (Due April 24, 2008)

o Choose an American poet from the following list, and collect five (5) different poems by that author that you like.

Maya Angelou
Robert Bly
Anne Bradstreet
Sandra Cisneros
Lucille Clifton
EE Cummings
Emily Dickinson
Paul Lawrence Dunbar
T.S. Eliot
Robert Frost
Allen Ginsburg
Langston Hughes
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Robert Lowell
Edgar Lee Masters
Dorothy Parker
Sylvia Plath
Edgar Allan Poe
Ezra Pound
Edwin Arlington Robinson
Carl Sandburg
Anne Sexton
Edna St. Vincent-Millay
Henry David Thoreau
Walt Whitman
William Carlos Williams

o TPCAST each poem by your primary author. The TPCAST must be typewritten, no exceptions. You may NOT analyze any of the following poems:

• “The Raven,” Poe
• “The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls,” Longfellow • “I Hear American Singing,” Whitman
• “Beat, Beat Drums,” Whitman
• “I Heard You Were Coming in the Fall,” Dickinson • “I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died,” Dickinson • “Because I Could Not Stop For Death,” Dickinson • “Richard Cory,” Robinson

• “Miniver Cheevy,” Robinson
• “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” Eliot • “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” Frost • “I, Too,” Hughes
• “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” Hughes

PHASE TWO (Due May 5, 2008)

o Produce a biographical and critical research paper. Your paper must have a cover page (1 page), an...
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