choose three or more poems and write a 1000-word, 3-page argumentative essay in which you present your interpretation of some aspect of the work(s) you have chosen and try to convince the reader that your interpretation is correct, using mainly the text of the work(s) as evidence. DO not research. There should be a no Cited page. There shouldn’t be any research on the topic.
Any of the following poems: Crane, A Man Said To the Universe; Houseman, To An Athlete Dying Young; Olds, Sex Without Love, Hughes, A Dream Deferred; Roethke, My Papas Waltz; Larkin, This Be the Verse; Updike, Ex-Basketball Player; Stafford, Driving Through the DarkBrooks, We Real Cool; Auden, Musee des Beaux Arts; Devenish, Icarus Again; Brutschy, Born Again; Crane, The Wayfarer; Dickenson, Faith is a fine invention; I like a look of Agony; Much Madness is divinest Sense; Some keep the Sabbath by going to Church; Tell all the Truth but tell it Slant; Neruda, The Dead Woman; Owen, Dulce Et Decorum Est; Hardy, The Man He Killed; Espada, Coca-Cola and Coco Fro; Auden, The Unknown Citizen; Hughes, A Dream Deferred; Lim, “Learning to Love America”Sexton, Cinderella, Pain for a Daughter; Plath, Mirror; Atwood, Siren Song; Marvell, To His Coy Mistress; Houseman, When I was One-and-Twenty; Marlow, The Passionate Shepherd to his Love; Raleigh, The Nymphs Reply to the Shepherd; Shakespeare, My Mistress Eyes Are Nothing Like the SunBlake, London and The Chimney Sweeper; Whitman, “Song of Myself”; Millay, “What My Lips Have Kissed . . .” and “Love is Not All”; Shakespeare, “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day”; Johnson, “I Want to Die While You Love Me”