Final Assignment This Fall Semester

I wanted to clarify the final assignment for the course because I had to rush through it at the end of class. It will be discussed in class this Friday in the Wednesday/Friday class (which will meet in Fiterman 404 at 1pm on a Wednesday schedule) and Tuesday the 18th for the Tuesday/Friday people.

1) Choose a short poem, song lyric, or prose passage that appeals to you. Your poetry selection should be no fewer than 4 and no more than 12 lines; the prose should be no fewer than 1 and no more than 3 paragraphs long. 

2) Write a paragraph (up to 1 page) about what this poem means as well as what it means to you. If it is an excerpt from a longer piece, make sure you give a very brief summary of the whole work. After one or two introductory statements (including the author’s name and the title of your chosen text), focus on a single image, idea, or phrase, and analyze it — paying close attention to the ideas, symbolism, or philosophy it suggests and explaining what that means to you.

3) You will send me both the text (just the lines/passage you are considering, not the whole thing) AND your paragraph by email. Please copy/paste it into the body of your email AND as an attachment in either Word or PDF format.

Wednesday people: this is due by the end of the day tomorrow (Thursday).

Tuesday people: this is due by the end of the day on Monday, the 17th.

My email is 

You can choose any text you like on any subject you like, but please make sure it is of appropriate language and content (i.e., that it does not consist exclusively of profanities, is not discriminatory in tone, and does not promote violence or hatred).


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