This handout provides instructions & ideas for a formal, MLA style research paper on a poet of the students' choosing. This assignment scaffolds students, step by step, to write a research paper 8-10 pages in length.
For the first step, students should choose a canonical poet from the 2nd page of this worksheet for intensive study.
Working through the prompts provided, students will write a series of mini analyses exploring different facets of the poet's work and life.
One each of the 6 mini analyses have been completed and edited by the instructor, students will take their completed research & rework, revise, and rewrite it into a full length 8-10 page research paper.