This is a 2-3 page MLA formatted paper, minimum 5 well-written college level paragraphs, on the poem you have chosen from the list provided. Again, the 2-3 pages refers to the body of the paper, and not the Works Cited page. The poems listed are all found in your literature textbook. I would advise choosing a poem that you enjoy.


You are to give a biography on the poet, a short summary detailing what the poem is about, and then critique the poem either line by line, or stanza by stanza depending on the length of the poem.


In other words, a short poem is critiqued line by line, while a lengthy poem would be critiqued stanza by stanza.


Do NOT include the poem, or write it out. That is not needed. When critiquing refer to the poem as line 2 states, or stanza 3 states.

At least 3 references from the above mentioned must be cited on your Works Cited page. Your textbook is NOT to be listed as a reference source.

Wikipedia is NOT allowed and will result in either a failing grade on the paper, or in the class.

The poetry paper is to be submitted by the due date. No late papers will be accepted; however, you may submit your paper prior to the due date. Early submission is strongly encouraged.

Be sure to save in WORD and your last name, first name; otherwise, one letter grade lower.

You may turn your paper in earlier than the due date, however, no late papers will be accepted after the due date.


Literature poems

______1. “Poetry” by Marianne Moore

______2. “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning

______3. “Fire and Ice” by Robert Frost

______4. “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks

______5. “To an Athlete Dying Young” by A. E. Housman

______6. “Red Wheelbarrow” by William Carlos Williams

______7. “In a Station of the Metro” by Ezra Pound

______8. “Harlem” by Langston Hughes

______9. “A Supermarket in California” by Allen Ginsberg

_____10. “Chicago” by Carl Sandburg

_____11. “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe

_____12. “Musee des Beaux Arts” by W. H. Auden

_____13. “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke

_____14. “Birches” by Robert Frost

_____15. “The Soldier” by Rupert Brooke

_____16. “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” by Langston Hughes

_____17. “The Lamb” by William Blake

_____18. “She Walks in Beauty” by George Gordon, Lord Byron

_____19. “Because I could not stop for Death-” by Emily Dickinson

_____20. “I heard a Fly buzz—when I died-” by Emily Dickinson

_____21. “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T. S. Eliot

_____22. “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost

_____23. “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost

_____24. “Ode on a Grecian Urn” by John Keats

_____25. “Ars Poetica” by Archibald Macleish

_____26. “Mirror” by Sylvia Plath

_____27. “Richard Cory” by Edwin Arlington Robinson