Over the next three weeks, you will be exploring the poetry of the Romantics. Click HERE for complete instructions and the project rubric.
1. Select a TOPIC or POET to be the focus of your anthology:
- Nature and the Sublime
- Childhood and Innocence
- Slavery, Imperialism, and Racial “Otherness”
- Women of Romanticism
- William Wordsworth
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
- William Blake
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
- John Keats
- George Gordon, Lord Byron
2. Select ONE long poem and TWO short poems from the list for your chosen topic/poet.
- Print the poems and bring them to class
- You may want to copy the poems into a Word Document/Google Doc to make annotation easier, but you will cite the poem from the source
3. Complete a FRACTIONS analysis for your three poems.
4. Create an AP-style Poetry Analysis PROMPT and RUBRIC for one of your poems (or a pair of poems for a comparison prompt).
- Instructions from class
- Example prompts
- Example Rubric #1 (single poem)
- Example Rubric #2 (single poem)
- Example Rubric #3 (comparison)
5. Write a RESPONSE to your prompt in a timed setting and score your own essay using the rubric.
- We will complete the timed writing in class
- After you score your essay using the rubric, write a one-paragraph explanation for your score
6. Create a ONE-PAGER for one of your poems.
- The poem you use for the one pager must be different from the one(s) you used for the AP prompt.
- Include the title of the poem, the poet’s name, at least two key quotes, an illustration that captures the essence of the poem, and a 6-8 sentence analytical response.
- Example One-Pager #1
- Example One-Pager #2
7. Write an ORIGINAL POEM related to the topic you chose or inspired by the poet you chose as the focus for your anthology.
- Be sure to consider the form and structure in the poems you analyzed and incorporate poetic devices
- Write a theme statement for your poem and provide a rationale for the poetic choices you made (form/style/content)
- Example Original Poem
- Found Poem Option
8. ASSEMBLE the components of your anthology.
- Place all components in attractive binding (e.g., bradded folder)
- Decorate the cover
- Create a Table of Contents
- Write a brief introduction to your anthology
- Organize all required components in order
- Include a Works Cited page with all poems and sources consulted for the project
- Example Completed Poetry Anthology