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Eng 102: Zowada --Poetry Research Guide: Writing Through Literature Option

Writing Through Literature Option

We have seen in class the way ideas conveyed through literature can prompt us to more deeply reflect on the experiences that make up our own lives. Write a paper in which you use the ideas from 3-5 poems and your research to think about a situation or experience in your life in a new way. For this assignment, it would be wise to choose 3-5 poems that have a similar theme or subject matter. The poems can be by different poets.

Library Databases

Try these search strategies:

  • poetry AND theme

    • example: poetry AND grief

    • example: poetry AND motherhood

  • poem

    • example: "My Papa's Waltz"