Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Poetry Portfolio!

Prepare Yourself for Success
     - 5 annotated poems
     - 10 thoughtfully-crafted responses
     - if you researched the poet, include cited sources as footnote or Works Cited page (and dig deeper than Wikipedia)
     - folder with middle-binding

Pages in Completed Portfolio

     - cover page (unique title and your name - think like opening to a cover page of a book)
     - table of contents
     - Introduction - super short 'intro' to the entire portfolio - welcome the reader to your compilation
     - optional! decorate your folder

Nitty Gritty Formatting 
     - Your ten poems and your responses should be consistently formatted (size of font, italics, etc.)
     - Responses should be double spaced, size 12 font, Times New Roman (or other consistant font)
     - You do not need a MLA header on each response
     - Poem titles in single quotations: 'Out, Out-' by Robert Frost
     - Citing one line from a poem: "The night knows nothing of the chants of night" (Stevens 1).
     - Citing two-three lines from a poem: "Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow / Creeps in this petty pace from day to day" (Shakespeare 189).
     - Citing more than three lines from a poem - block quotation (example from OWL)

In his poem "My Papa's Waltz," Theodore Roethke explores his childhood with his father:
The whiskey on your breath
Could make a small boy dizzy;
But I hung on like death:
Such waltzing was not easy.
We Romped until the pans
Slid from the kitchen shelf;
My mother's countenance
Could not unfrown itself. (quoted in Shrodes, Finestone, Shugrue 202)

Folders for Sale! $1.75 but will take donations for $2.00

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