hat are the Elements of Poetry?
•Figures of Speech
1.The essay will be 3-5 pages, in standard MLA manuscript form
2.The language of the essay must be consistent with academic writing
3.Following from a well-crafted thesis, the essay must maintain its focus on how the selected elements supported the poet’s purpose
4. Specific examples and excerpts from the poem must be provided and discussed in depth.
5.The essay must reach a clearly stated, well-supported conclusion that goes beyond the original assertion of the thesis and which shows what you (the essay writer) have learned of importance about the art of poetry by analyzing this poem.