1. . Identify one dominant theme in each poem. Construct an argument about how the tone, speaker, and diction help in developing that theme.

  
Compose a 750 to 1250 word essay in MLA format using one of the following questions: 
1. Select two of the poems assigned for Module 8. Identify one dominant theme in each poem. Construct an argument about how the tone, speaker, and diction help in developing that theme.
The Poems that I chose to use are Robert Hayden, “Those Winter Sundays” and Adrienne Rich, “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers”
Successfully completing this assignment will involve constructing an overall thesis for your essay that addresses one of the prompts above and then using quotations and references to specific scenes from the works you select as evidence to support your argument. Reference the Writer’s Workshops in Modules 1, 2, 3, 6, and 8 for helpful advice about constructing literary arguments as well as using MLA format for your essay, quotations, citations, and references.
HUMN 142 M9 Essay 3 Rubric
   
HUMN    142 M9 Essay 3 Rubric
 
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This criterion is linked to a   Learning OutcomeIntroduction
Provides   context; includes thesis and forecast if required.
   
10.0 pts
Clearly provides all necessary     information and sets expectations.

8.0 pts
Minor lack or excess of     information; minor lack of clarity.

6.0 pts
Confusing, vague or lacking.

10.0 pts
 
This criterion is linked to a   Learning OutcomeBody Structure
Paragraphs focus   on one major idea; Transitions clearly show relationships among ideas.
   
10.0 pts
Paragraphs consistently meet     expectations; transitions very clear.

8.0 pts
1-3 lapses in paragraphs; 1-3     problems with transitions.

6.0 pts
So many lapses in paragraphs or     problems with transitions that comprehension is difficult.

10.0 pts
 
This criterion is linked to a   Learning OutcomeConclusion
Decisively ends   paper.
   
10.0 pts
Ends paper with powerful impact;     creates a fully satisfying sense of completion.

8.0 pts
Ending works, but may be weak or     does not create a good sense of completion.

6.0 pts
Weak, confusing or missing     ending.

10.0 pts
 
This criterion is linked to a   Learning OutcomeContent
Paper   effectively responds to the topic; paper is sufficient length to adequately   address the topic; both works are discussed thoroughly.
   
30.0 pts
Paper carefully and thoroughly     responds to the topic, discusses both works intelligently and compares and     contrasts them effectively.

24.0 pts
Paper adequately responds to the     topic; length is adequate to address the topic; there is discussion of two     works of literature.

18.0 pts
Paper does not respond     effectively to the topic; length is insufficient to adequately address the     topic; discussion of one work missing or incomplete.

30.0 pts
 
This criterion is linked to a   Learning OutcomeWriting Style
Variety of   sentence constructions, appropriate brevity, use of parallelism, poetic   effects (such as metaphor, simile, alliteration).  Appropriate; avoids   jargon, slang, and overly emotionally charged words.
   
15.0 pts
Pleasing variety of sentence     constructions; always effective and appropriate brevity, use of parallelism     and/or poetic effects.

12.0 pts
Relatively few minor errors.

9.0 pts
Errors detract significantly     from comprehension or create significant distractions.

15.0 pts
 
This criterion is linked to a   Learning OutcomeGrammar
Fragments,   run-ons, tense, voice, person, disagreement, spelling, punctuation.
   
10.0 pts
Few to no errors (1% or less of     assignment word total).

8.0 pts
Some errors (less than 5% of     word total).

6.0 pts
Errors detract significantly     from comprehension.

10.0 pts
 
This criterion is linked to a   Learning OutcomeSources
Integration and   Citation: Quoting, summarizing, and paraphrasing; in-text citations and   references adhere to required style.
   
15.0 pts
Sources interspersed with     writer’s own analysis or synthesis; quotes are less than 10% of paper; 1-5     minor errors in documentation.

12.0 pts
Sources interspersed with     writer’s own work; quotes are less than 20% of paper; more than 5 minor     errors in documentation.

9.0 pts
Sources strung together with     little of the writer’s own work; quotes are 50% or more of paper; citations     missing or with major errors; plagiarism.

15.0 pts
 
Total Points: 100.0

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