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The essay assignment for this week is to compose a paper of 750 words in which you offer your interpretation of a literary element poem (such as theme, imagery, symbolism, or characterization)
1. Open your introduction with an engaging opener, such as a question, quote from the poem, or interesting idea. Then, connect to the poem and mention the title and the author. End your introduction with a thesis statement that interprets one literary element of the poem (such as theme, imagery, symbolism, or characterization).
2. The body paragraphs should support your thesis. Present specific aspects of the poem that help to illustrate your points. Make sure to quote from the poem and analyze specific lines that support your argument.
3. Include a strong concluding paragraph that summarizes your main points and explains the significance of the thesis.
“William Shakespeare: MY MISTRESS’ EYES ARE NOTHING LIKE THE SUN (SONNET 130)”
“1609 My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red than her lips’ red; If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head. I have seen roses damasked, red and white, 5 But no such roses see I in her cheeks; And in some perfumes is there more delight Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks. I love to hear her speak, yet well I know That music hath a far more pleasing sound; 10 I grant I never saw a goddess go: My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground. And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare As any she° belied with false compare.”