Comparing & Contrasting Two Poems

  1. This assignment extends the one in the book, pages 285-286.
  2. You will be comparing the two poems: "The Wind" and "The Wind Tapped Like a Tired Man." The text of these poems is on the prewriting activity handout.
  3. Create a new page in your web for the essay. Make a link from that page back to your webfolio (at bottom of the page).
  4. Make a link to the essay page in your webfolio under "essays." Call it "Poetry Essay."
  5. You must complete the prewriting activity before you write your essay. The completed prewriting activity will be handed in separately, but it is part of the overall grade.
  6. Follow the format given below for writing your essay. Compose your essay in Word first. Then copy and paste it into your web. Before putting it in FrontPage, spell check, proofread, and revise to make sure your work is ready to publish. Check your essay for the six traits of good writing.
  7. You must add five textual hyperlinks (imbedded in the text) to your essay to make it a hypertext essay. The links can be to any relevant sites that you believe will help your reader understand your essay better.
  8. You may add a color, not graphic, background, but it must not impair the readability of the page. Essays may not be published on a black or similarly dark background. Follow the format for setting up essays on your web page.

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