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For your Essay 2 please integrate all of these five poems we’ve discussed. Auden and Williams poems about the Brueghel painting, "Musee des beaux arts" and "Landscape with the fall of Icarus." John Keats’s two poems "On Seeing the Elgin Marbles" and "Ode on a Grecian Urn." And also Shelley’s "Ozymandias." The centerpiece is ekphrasis. So you’ll want to include that subject in your essay. You’ll also want to provide some argument-thesis statement.

Please read in the Wiley Book Chapter 5 pages 74-77 on Comparative Essays. Also read about thesis statements and making arguments in your essays. Read Argument Structure and Deriving a Thesis from the Wiley book.

Submit your essay as a Word document or PDF attachment upload. Please be sure to click the box where it asks about originality. 

The grading rubric for this essay is as follows: you are graded on Mechanics, which means your actual writing: grammar, syntax, punctuation. You are graded on Content: which is the actual responses you gave in the analysis. You are graded on Organization: this means your use of paragraphs and topic sentences.  You are graded on how well you addressed the assignment.

You are graded on your use of sources, in this case, three sources, and using MLA style to cite those sources. You are required to find at least one additional source of your own from the library database. You may use the sources already provided, meaning the critical essays. 


Your essay should have a thesis and also make smaller arguments that offer your opinion. It should include at least one additional source, critical essay, that is found in the college library. The critical essay may be one the professor has provided. You will also quote from the poems. Please cite quote and paraphrases and summaries using MLA style. You should be using proper English grammar and the paper should be organized with topic sentences, an introduction and thesis. It should also address and deal with the content and show an understanding of the content.