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Over the last few weeks, we have been exploring the very different ways that writers have addressed the themes of conformity &
rebellion in poetry and music. Now you will apply this process to a poem of your choice.
Choose a poem from the Conformity and Rebellion unit; it may be one we read together or another of your choice. Annotate and
contemplate! Be sure to consider how the poet uses the elements of poetry to convey theme. You should definitely be specific and note
quotes and/or page numbers.
Then, consider how your poem connects to another poem, short story, or song. Connections may include genre, theme, literary techniques,
historical time period, and/ or subject matter.
Conduct some research to see what other readers and critics think about your chosen works and ideas.
Plan, draft, and polish an essay in which you consider how the author of your choice uses literary elements to convey the themes of
Conformity & Rebellion and connect to another literary work. You should use textual references and quotations to support your
assertions. Be sure to cite at least two secondary sources, one of which may be our text.
* Minimum length: 3 pages plus works cited page
• MLA Format: 12 point font, double spaced, one inch margins.
• Prewriting, rough draft, and rubric must be attached
Reading Assignment & Thesis Statement Tuesday, March 20, 2018
MIDTERM ASSESSMENT Tuesday, March 20, 2018
First Draft Friday, March 23, 2018
Final Draft Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Late Paper deadline
Penalty: 5 points per day Friday, March 29, 2018
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Conformity & Rebellion in the Short Story NAME ___________________________________
CRITERIA EXCELLENT (A) GOOD (B) SATISFACTORY (C) POOR (D)
There is evidence of the writing process.
The essay is appropriate for the purpose and audience.
The opening catches the reader’s attention.
The essay presents a clear, concise thesis statement.
The essay addresses the themes of Conformity & Rebellion.
The essay illustrates the poet’s use of literary elements to convey theme.
The essay connects the poem to another literary work.
The essay presents specific textual evidence and quotations in support of its thesis.
The essay incorporates two secondary sources.
The essay effectively maintains unity and coherence.
The conclusion restates thesis, connects to readers, and returns to opening concept.
MLA citations and works cited
Sentences are varied and complete. There are no fragments, run-ons, or errors in subject-verb agreement.
Mechanics: other errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc.
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