Select one of the following topics to discuss in a well-developed, coherent, and thoughtful essay of at least 750 words. Be sure to focus carefully on the topic, and remember that these are formal essays: they must have an appropriate, original title; contain an introduction, body, and conclusion; have a clear, explicit, assertive, objectively worded thesis statement (thesis statements must be underlined).
Essays must contain quotations from your sources, and these references should be used to support your assertions about the text and be properly documented (utilizing MLA-Style Citations for documentation).
Select two poems (other than ones read or discussed in class) that are both about the same subject matter: Nature, Art, Love, Sex, Age, Death or Mourning, War, Race, Gender. Compare and contrast the way the two treat the same theme. Your analysis should establish a clear connection between the two poems, beyond merely â€œThey both discuss loveâ€ or â€œboth refer to deathâ€; rather, the connection should be based on similarities in situation, structure, language, imagery, theme, et cetera.
Can you please let me know which two poems you chose before you start the paper and can they be about death or mourning)?