ENL1000 Introduction to Literature Essay
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Write an essay that critiques two (2) of the sonnets studied in Week 3 of this course, using close readings to compare their formal features or figurative language.
Remember that your close reading must do more than simply explain the meaning of each poem—your essay will need to demonstrate that you have given thought to the elements of poetry (such as figurative language, rhyme, metre) as they are used in both of your chosen sonnets.
You are not expected to conduct extra research for this assignment, but you may wish to consult dictionaries (especially the Oxford English Dictionary online)* or other reference texts to assist you in checking facts and relevant historical details.
Essay Plan: Students who wish to receive feedback on an essay plan for their Critique (prepared according to the essay planning exercise covered in Week 4) should submit a plan to your lecturer by email no later than 20 March 2023. Do not submit essay plans through the assignment submission portal as this may close out your final submission. The feedback you receive on this plan should be followed in preparing your Critique for submission.
*If you are accessing the OED off-campus, you may need to go through the library site here
- Critiques should be submitted within Study Desk before 5 pm (AEST) on the due date.
- Late penalties of 5% per day will apply for any submission after the due date without an approved extension, in accordance with UniSQ Assessment Procedure 4.3.
- Critiques should be submitted as Word (or Word compatible) files, as the submission portal may not accept some alternative file types.
- Critiques should be presented according to the checklist in the English Literature Formatting Guide.
- Please refer to the Critique Marking Rubric prior to completing this assignment—but you do not need to submit a copy of the rubric with your assignment.
- As you are expected to include quotations from the sonnets to support your close readings, you should attempt to use MLA referencing in this essay.
- When you submit, your Critique will be checked by Turnitin—this means that submission is a two-step process, and you need to finalise it according to the UniSQ