||Write an analytical paper studying one poetic device across three separate poems. Choose one literary device from the following list: personification, simile, metaphor, stylistic choices, alliteration, rhyme, repetition, or imagery. You should not attempt to mix-and-match these, and you should not attempt to study all of themÍ¾ choose one poetic device for your paper.
Then, study three poems. You may use no more than one poem that we have studied in class. At least two of these poems must be poems that you found and chose on your own through research. For each poem, find as many instances of your chosen poetic device as possible. (If the poem you chose does not have many examples of your poetic device, choose a new poem or a new poetic device.)
Your poems should be no less than 9 lines long and no longer than 50 lines. If your poem is shorter than 9 lines (such as a haiku), choose two or more poems by the same poet until they equal 9 lines and consider them as one. If your poem is longer than 50 lines (such as an excerpt from a play like Romeo and Juliet or an epic like the Odyssey), choose a selection of the poem for your study that is under 50 lines long.
Each body paragraph of your essay should include the following:
A brief introduction to the poet. Who are they, and what in their background influenced their writing?
A summary of the poem. What happens in the poem? What is the poem about?
The poem's theme.
At least two quotes showing examples of your poetic device used within the poem.
A discussion of how the poetic device helped the writer develop their theme.
Compare and contrast how each poem uses the poetic device.