Upload your final paper using this link. Do not email. 6-8pp double-spaced. Due date for uploading: Friday, May 8, 5pm.
Topic: discuss poetic form and content for any poem from the syllabus on which you’ve not yet written. If you’d like to write a comparative paper and discuss more than one poem and/or poet, I encourage you to do this; however, I recommend that you meet with me ahead of time to discuss your ideas and get my advice.
Students are also encouraged to reflect in their final paper on what they have learned from the course that is most valuable to them, and why; you may also take up larger themes that we’ve been emphasizing all semester, including your thoughts on the connection between lyric poetry and U.S. democracy.
No extensions; plan ahead so you can meet this deadline. There will be a grade penalty for all late papers.
Using a WA is not required for this assignment. However, you’re welcome to set up and appointment at the Writing Center in Trotter to get a WA’s feedback on a draft. Just don’t wait until the last moment to do this.
Prof. Schmidt also recommends that well ahead of the due date you consult with him about your final topic.
I will grade your final paper online and email you the paper with brief comments and a grade.