Research Paper on Famous Poets Worth: Quiz grade for final Classwork grade for evidence of the research process Due dates: Odd: Monday, November 24, 2008 Even: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 No papers will be accepted after Wednesday, November 26, 2008 Assignment: Write a two-page research paper on a famous poet. Your paper must use MLA format and adhere to the following requirements: Include only basic information about their personal history – this is not a biography! No more than one paragraph on their birth date, hometown, childhood, etc. Focus on their challenges, their body of work (including the recurring themes in their poetry, their style, and their inspiration), and their honors and awards. Include one example of their poetry that is at least five lines in length and correctly formatted as a block quote. Use at least three sources. You must have three correctly-written citations in your text and three entries in your Works Cited page. You must also have at least 25 note cards. You may not: Write more than one paragraph on the poet’s personal life. Turn in a paper without giving any evidence of the research process o Prewriting = at least 3 source cards and at least 25 note cards o Graphic organizer = outline only! No four-squares! o Rough draft = handwritten in pen or pencil with evidence of having been edited Hand write your final copy. Email me your paper. Hand in your paper on a jump drive. Expect me to print your paper for you. Turn in a paper after November 26. Use any format other than MLA, which means no cover sheet, no fancy fonts, and no colors! Research Paper on Famous Poets Poet List Shel Silverstein Maya Angelou Ani Difranco Gwendolyn Brooks Carl Sandburg Seikou Sundiata Allen Ginsberg Lewis Carroll T.S. Eliot ee cummings Wole Soyinka Elizabeth Barrett Browning Audre Lord Robert Frost Edna St. Vincent Millay Edgar Allen Poe Anais Nin William Shakespeare Or do some research and choose one not on this list! Any poet not on this list must be approved by Ms. Lynn first! Walt Whitman William Butler Yeates Nikki Giovanni Emily Dickenson Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Alfred Lord Tennyson Henry David Thoreau Paul Lawrence Dunbar Bob Dylan Janis Joplin Langston Hughes Countee Cullen Ezra Pound Ogden Nash Pablo Neruda Stephen Crane http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets.html is a good place to go if you need a bigger list of poets from which to choose.