you will select a theme related to women’s experiences that appears in a variety of poems

you will select a theme related to women’s experiences that appears in a variety of poems

For this paper, you will select a theme related to women’s experiences that appears in a variety of poems, stories, and nonfiction (for instance, the power of language in relation to gender; the oppression/overcoming of women in various social spaces; the

For this paper, you will select a theme related to women’s experiences that appears in a variety of poems, stories, and nonfiction (for instance, the power of language in relation to gender; the oppression/overcoming of women in various social spaces; the overlapping of gender, race, class, sexuality, and/or other factors).

Some ideas to get you started:

How does language impact the experience of women in several texts?

In what ways do women discuss gender and/or sexuality as related to power, oppression, and/or overcoming adversity?

How do other factors impact the experience of women in several texts?

How do these authors comment on a certain sociopolitical issue, and why does it matter?

How and why do several authors and poets retell stories already told?

These are just some ideas to help you get started; you are welcome to choose your own approach as well.

After selecting your theme, you will examine how it is presented in three to four works from our course (i.e. they must be texts we have read for the course). Be sure to include at least two of the major forms (poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama). Your paper should include the following: 

Theme: POETRY AND MYTH

  • H.D.: “Oread” & “Eurydice” 
  • Louise Bogan: “Medusa” 
  • May Sarton: “The Muse as Medusa” 
  • An analysis about what is similar and what is distinctive about each work’s presentation of your theme. Remember to maintain focus on examining your theme; there is no need to summarize a work already familiar to your audience.
  • As pertinent, refer to the works’ historical context and literary elements. But your focus is each work’s presentation of your theme. 
  • In your conclusion, explain which work(s) are most compelling to you and why.
  • Include short quotes from the primary texts for support. You may, if you wish, reinforce your evaluation with secondary criticism. Just be sure to appropriately acknowledge these critics (and be sure they are credible). If you include historical research beyond the general information included in our text, be sure to cite that as well.
  • The paper should be 1,800–2,000 words. Your works-cited page does not count towards the length requirement.
  • The paper should use MLA formatting, including double spacing; the appropriate heading on page one; Times New Roman (12 pt. font), 1-inch margins, appropriate parenthetical citations and appropriately formatted works-cited list.

Answer preview for For this paper, you will select a theme related to women’s experiences that appears in a variety of poems, stories, and nonfiction (for instance, the power of language in relation to gender; the oppression/overcoming of women in various social spaces; the

MLA

1687 Words