Essay Assignment – Needed by FEBRUARY 25th
700 to 900 words, roughly 2 to 3 pages
ESSAY QUESTION TO ANSWER:
Though arguing for dramatically different things, both of the speakers in Donne’s poems “The Flea” and “[Death, be not proud]” make arguments with assertive rhetorical developments that are surprising at points. Write an essay that compares the speakers in each poem, and be sure to address both the rhetorical strategies that each uses, as well as the tone that each poem assumes.
No sources are required except quoting from the poems
No works cited page necessary
Use MLA style in your quoting and paraphrasing.
Have a workable thesis statement
The format is Times New Roman, Double-space, 12 pt. font type.
Graded on the following:
Answering the question satisfactorily
Good use of grammar, syntax, and punctuation
Organization (topic sentences and logical format to the essay)
Links to poems: