PAPER #2 WRITING ABOUT POETRY Academic Essay

This four?to?five page essay consists of four parts:1. Writing a classic funnel paragraph introduction2. Writing an analytical paragraph about Edward Hoppers Nighthawks3. Writing a multi?paragraph analysis of a poem based on that work of art4. Writing a concluding paragraph that returns to your thesis and develops it.1. Writing the introductionThe classic introductory paragraph is the FUNNEL PARAGRAPH, which starts off with a broad idea,narrows from subject area to topic, and ends with the thesis. The THESIS restates the topic insentence form and makes an assertion or states an opinion.Here is an example of a (slightly modified) funnel paragraph taken from our text, Literature and theWriting Process:Writers frequently find inspiration in what they seethe beauty of nature, the energy of a city street,the image of an odd stranger or the message of a work of art. Each writers interpretation of a workof art is highly individual because each of us sees through the lens of our own experience. In herPoem American Literature, Lisel Mueller describes this process of poetic interpretation as sheponders Edward Hoppers Nighthawks (564).Note that this introductory paragraph states the title of the work of art and the poem and ends with athesis statement that explains how the poet responds to the painting.2. Writing about a work of artThe first body paragraph of your paper will consist of a close analysis of Edward HoppersNighthawks and may resemble your in?class draft.3. Writing about a poem based on a work of artThe remainder of your paper will consist of your analysis of one of the poems inspired by Hopperspainting: Samuel Yellens Nighthawks or Susan Ludvigsons Inventing My Parents.You must support your analysis with concrete details. Be sure to quote the poem, indicating the linenumbers in parentheses. For example:In the first stanza of Susan Ludvigsons Inventing My Parents, the poets mother says she imagines[the American Dream] a hawk/flying over, its shadow sweeping every town (9?11).You should organize your analysis of the poem by following the poems organization. In your first PLACE THIS ORDER OR A SIMILAR ORDER WITH US TODAY AND GET AN AMAZING DISCOUNT

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