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ENG 2120 Survey of English Literature 2: Critical Response #3 (MLA Format – Due February 5, 2020).

Critical Response #3

How are the principles discussed in William Wordsworth’s “Preface” to Lyrical Ballads represented in the assigned Romantic poetry selections (William Wordsworth’s “Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey,” Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “Mont Blanc,” Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison” and “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” and George Gordon, Lord Byron’s “Darkness”)? How specifically do these poems represent the form of poetry that Wordsworth supports in his “Preface”? Please write a critical response based on this question. Your paper should be 2-3 pages long (meaning at least 2 full pages), double-spaced, with 1” margins using Times New Roman 12 point font, and it should conform to the Critical Response Papers Rubric handed out in class and also available on Blackboard.

Please also be sure to use at least 2 direct quotations from Wordsworth’s “Preface” and also at least 2 direct quotations from the assigned Romantic poetry (so, at least 4 direct quotations, in total), cited with parenthetical references in correct MLA format, to support the claims that you make in your paper.

For Wordsworth’s “Preface” you should be citing it with the author’s last name and the page number of the quotation “like this” (Wordsworth 300). The poems should be cited with the author’s last name and also the line numbers of the cited verse in the parenthetical references with the line breaks signified by slashes in the quoted text “so you should be quoting poetry / like this” (Authors last name lines 2-3).

This paper is due on Wednesday, February 5th.

Critical Response Papers Rubric

Critical response papers will be graded on a scale of 0 to 10.My comments on those papers will often be minimal.The main reason for this is the fact that these shorter papers are mainly for the purpose of helping you, as a reader of each reading assignment, to materialize your thoughts and opinions concerning the readings for the purpose of discussion.These shorter papers are graded mainly on your ability to effectively articulate your opinions, ideas, and arguments concerning each reading.In that respect, they are practice papers for the larger papers where your ability to formulate an effective written argument is of extremely high importance.Therefore, my comments on those papers will almost always pertain to technical aspects, such as the effective incorporation of quotations and evidence into your discussion, as well as formatting and documentation issues.The actual content of the papers will be discussed in small-group and full-class discussions, almost always during the class when the paper is due.So basically, the comments on the content of these critical response papers will be almost exclusively verbal, and in the form of class discussion.In terms of the grading of these papers, basic formatting expectations (i.e. stapled document, correct font/margins, etc.; basically worth 1 point each) still apply, but here are some specific aspects of critical response papers that will negatively affect your grade, and their general corresponding point values, broken down into 5 basic categories of criteria:



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