English 2201/3201

"I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn. "

~Robert Frost

Assignment:

You are to find out everything you can about ONE of the poets listed.  You will create a web page which includes the following information, followed by a CD jacket.  This assignment is 10% of your final grade.

Include in your research/evident on your biographical web page:

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First, choose from the list below, each student must have a different poet

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Author's writing style and types of writing

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His/her environment and how it influences the writing

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The era in which s/he wrote

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The political party in power in the country where this person is from at the time of this person's major works

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Relevant events in the world at the time of this writer's works

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Photograph of writer (remember to cite references)

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List of his/her books or poems

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Two selections from his/her works

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A brief analysis of one of his/her poems from the two you selected (include examples of metaphors, similes, alliteration, imagery, personification)

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Is there a certain theme this poet uses throughout most of their poetry?

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Use Mozilla to develop your web page.  This should already be on your computer.  If not, download from the following link (it should only take a minute): http://www.mozilla.org/products/mozilla1.x/

Use the link to the right "Download Now: Windows, English" and then click on Run)

Remember to use references for you findings and save everything in your folder.

CD Jacket:

Pretend this poet's works are being recorded on a CD.  You have been hired to design a CD jacket using the theme from one of the selections you chose to promote the poems.  The jacket must include:

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Title

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Graphics

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Poet's name

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Reader's name

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Anything else to sell this CD- make it as attractive as possible, your profits depend on the number of sales you get!

Note:    Use Corel WordPerfect to create your CD jacket.  Just click on File, New from Project, make sure the Create New button is highlighted, click on the "down" arrow to go to Creative Projects, click on CD Cover, then Create.

Poets:

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Allen Ginsberg

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Stephen Leacock

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E. Pauline Johnson

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Michael Crummey

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T. S.  Eliot

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Ezra Pound

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Frederick George Scott

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Bliss Carmen

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Marianne Moore

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William Carlos Willams

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Earle Birney

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George Bowering

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Al Purdy

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Robert Frost

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Henry Wadworth Longfellow

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John Donne

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John Milton

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Milton Acorn

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Margaret Atwood

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F. R.  Scott

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Lorna Crozier

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E. J. Pratt

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