Assignment #12- Satirical Poem Expository Essay
What did you think of the poems that you just read? Which one are you going to choose?
For this final assignment for the Poetry module, I want you to choose either the poem ‘Green Memory’ by Langston Hughes OR ‘St. George’ by Nancy Senior. Once you have chosen which poem you would like to use to complete your essay, I would like you to complete the following steps in full and then submit everything in one document.
PART 1- Please answer the following questions, they will help you analyze and think about the direction you will be taking with your expository paper. Please answer each of these questions in paragraph form (10 Marks)
a) Explain who or what is being ridiculed in your chosen poem.
b) What year did the author write this poem? This question will require research! What was occurring in society during the time period in which this poem was written?
c) Analyze this poem and explain what you believe the theme of this poem is. How did the author use satire to help bring this theme to fruition?
d) Do you believe that the ridicule is justified in the poem given the tone of the poem?
PART 2- ESSAY TOPIC- Obviously the essay topic below is just to start you on the process for your essay. What I want you to do after you have read the topic is to brainstorm what your thesis will be for this paper and how you are going to support it. You MUST narrow the topic so it is focused and relatable to your poem. (5 Marks)
TOPIC- Explain how the author of the poem used satire as a means of conveying a message about humanity during the time in which the poem was written.
*Remember, this is just the topic, in order to create a strong thesis you must relate this topic to the poem you have chosen and then decide what the main message of your poem is, how the author used satire to convey that message and how it supports what was happening with humanity during that time*
Now, for 5 marks I want you to, complete the...