Directions: In a well-developed research paper that utilizes academic research and analyzes poetry, consider the following questions.
1. Who was your poet and why were they important? How did the history of their times affect their writings? What “major message” is your poet trying to teach you through his / her poetry?
2. Focusing on a minimum of three (3) poems by your poet, find a common theme and craft this into your thesis. What message do these poems have for today’s world? Why are they important?