Poetry Epigraph Paper for AP Lit

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11th - 12th, Higher Education
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  1. This bundle combines ALL of my poetry resources from my AP Lit full course, plus any additional poetry assessments and lessons that I add in the future. This resource contains: Intro to Poetry Full Unit - This bundle contains my two week poetry unit which introduces students to poetry analysis throu
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This is an excellent paper in pushing students towards thematic poetic analysis rather than an analysis organized by poetic elements. Students must find a famous quote that expresses the main theme of the poem, then use that quote as an epigraph for their paper, which is an excellent expository strategy for future papers. This is a wonderful writing assessment for AP® English Literature students needing a push into advanced poetry writing, any other upper literary class. Includes paper assignment, sample introduction, poem suggestions, and a rubric. Each file in this resource is available in both PDF and Word format.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented (e.g., articulating implications or the significance of the topic).
Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.
Use precise language, domain-specific vocabulary, and techniques such as metaphor, simile, and analogy to manage the complexity of the topic.
Use appropriate and varied transitions and syntax to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships among complex ideas and concepts.
Develop the topic thoroughly by selecting the most significant and relevant facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience’s knowledge of the topic.


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