Themes and Poems

“The third resource furnishes you with information about MLA in-text citations, parenthetical references, and works cited entries as they relate to poems.

The third resource: Brief MLA Review (ENC 1102 Poetry Essay).pptx

Poems for This Activity:

“”Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”” (page 589)
“”To My Dear and Loving Husband”” (page 625)
“”Ode to Pork”” (pages 630-631)
“”My mistress’s eyes are nothing like the sun”” (page 669)


Read the four poems listed in the preceding section, and then choose one to serve as the basis of your response.
Read pages 546 and 548 for information about theme as it relates to poetry.
Answer the response item in the next section.
Type your answers, and then save them as a Word document.
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Response Item:

Explain what statement that the chosen poem makes about the subject of love.
Include at least one quotation from the poem to support your response.
Include a parenthetical reference at the end of the sentence with a quotation and a works cited entry for the poem that serves as the basis of your response.