R.P. 2 on Modernism
Due: Thursday, Sept. 29 (was due on 27, but I pushed it back); print out copy, but submit to canvas as well
Value: 50 points
Length: 2-3 pages + works cited; provide in-text citations for anything quoted, paraphrase, and/or summarized; provide works cited entry for each source
Evaluation: See last page of syllabus for grade criteria
1. Read about Modernism here: https://poets.org/text/brief-guide-modernismLinks to an external site. and here: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/collections/152025/an-introduction-to-modernismLinks to an external site.
2. Compose your own list of what potential THEMES or STYLES are, based on what you’ve read. Citations are certainly to be expected as you write this.
3. Choose any of the following poems on which to discuss how they illustrate a certain style or theme, with at least TWO (2) references from the poem + analysis about those lines.
- Wallace Stevens’ “The Emperor of Ice Cream”: https://poets.org/poem/emperor-ice-creamLinks to an external site.
- Wallace Stevens’ “Tea at the Palaz of Hoon”: https://poets.org/poem/tea-palaz-hoonLinks to an external site.
- Wallace Stevens’ “Fabliau of Florida”: https://poets.org/poem/fabliau-floridaLinks to an external site.
- Marianne Moore’s “A Jellyfish”: https://poets.org/poem/jelly-fishLinks to an external site.
- William Carlos Williams’ “Queen Anne’s Lace”: https://poets.org/poem/queen-annes-laceLinks to an external site.
- William Carlos Williams’ “To a Poor Old Woman”: https://poets.org/poem/poor-old-womanLinks to an external site.
*Notice that poem titles go in “quotation marks”. If you seek to use information about the poet (biographical details, for instance), you’d cite the page you learned that information from (“William Carlos Williams bio”) for example. Please have a little bit of fun with this assignment–I’m not asking for a full explication–just how do you think one or two of these poems illustrate some style or theme made “new” / relevant in this “modernist” era of writing.
For a reminder on proper citation for poems and more, visit here: https://www.scribbr.com/category/mla/ Links to an external site.
or here: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/mla_formatting_and_style_guide.html