HOW WELL YOU MARK UP YOUR POEMS WILL COUNT AS A ***TEST*** GRADE
Just because we are studying poetry, and the amount that we have to read is significantly less than when we have novels, that DOES NOT mean that you should be spending only 5-10 minutes on your English homework. Read the poems multiple times. Make sure you make a solid attempt to understand what they are doing.
Your Poetry Markups will earn you a possible three points, based on how much work you put into them. You will lose points if you give vague comments like the ones below that tell me nothing about how you are engaging with the poem and look as though they were written in homeroom.
(QUICK SUMMARY OF OZYMANDIAS… This poem is about a speaker who hears a story about a man who encountered a shattered statue of Ozymandias, a former king of the region. The statue is impressive, but is utterly destroyed. On the statue is a quote from Ozymandias bragging about his power and the range of the lands under his control, but ironically, the statue is surrounded by a barren desert.)
WEAK EXAMPLE (0 or 1 point out of 3) – CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO ZOOM IN
BETTER EXAMPLE (2 out of 3)
BEST EXAMPLE (3 out of 3)