module 8 essay 3 plg1

Compose a 750 to 1250 word essay using one of the following questions (MLA STYLE!!!!!!!)

  1. Review “Aristotle’s Concept of Tragedy” on pp. 1160-1162 and Arthur Miller’s “Tragedy and the Common Man (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..” Discuss whether or not Troy Maxon, the protagonist of August Wilson’s Fences could be considered a tragic hero by referencing both Aristotle and Miller as well as including your own ideas.
  2. Select one of the poems assigned for Module 8. Identify one dominant theme in the poem. Construct an argument about how the tone, speaker, and diction help in developing that theme.

poem list: (if you choose 2, Please pick one)

  • William Butler Yeats, “The Lake Isle of Innisfree”
  • Robert Hayden, “Those Winter Sundays”
  • Adrienne Rich, “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers”
  • Anonymous, “Sir Patrick Spence”
  • Robert Frost, “Out, Out—“
  • Robert Browning, “My Last Duchess”
  • John Dyer, excerpt from In The Fleece
  • William Stafford, “Ask Me”
  • Theodore Roethke, “My Papa’s Waltz”
  • Stephen Crane, “The Wayfarer”
  • Anne Bradstreet, “The Author to Her Book”
  • Walt Whitman, “To A Locomotive in Winter”
  • Emily Dickinson, “I like to see it lap the Miles”
  • Gwendolyn Brooks, “Speech to the Young. Speech to the Progress-Toward”
  • Weldon Kees, “For My Daughter”
  • Natasha Trethewey, “White Lies”
  • Edwin Arlington Robinson, “Luke Havergal”
  • Anonymous, “Dog Haiku”
  • William Wordsworth, “I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud”
  • Charlotte Mew, “The Farmer’s Bride”
  • William Carlos Williams, “The Red Wheelbarrow”
  • Robert Creeley, “Oh No”
  • H. Auden, “The Unknown Citizen”
  • Sharon Olds, “Rite of Passage”
  • Sarah N. Cleghorn, “The Golf Links”
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay, “Second Fig”
  • Thomas Hardy, “The Workbox”
  • Robert Hayden, “Those Winter Sundays” (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  • William Carlos Williams reads The Red Wheelbarrow (YouTube 0:16) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

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