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EN200 Collaborative Project: Explication Annotations

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Each student will be contributing five entries on the text itself. These entries should explicate the particular elements of the text, as we've been doing in the first part of the course. You may contribute any combination of annotations on metaphor, simile, metonymy, motif/image cluster, theme, tone, mood, irony, ambiguity, characterization, plot, or so on. 


Each annotation should be a paragraph in length, well-organized with a topic, body, and conclusion sentences. It should use the literary term correctly, show where the element is, and explicate how it works. Each annotation should use direct quotes and MLA-styled parenthetical citation. Your parenthetical citations to line numbers (11) may be transformed into links to return a reader to the original poem; in addition, you may add any additional links to judiciously discovered web sources that help illuminate the text. For instance, you might link to an OED dictionary definition you've used in your annotation, or to an image of Mattel's Barbie Doll.


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Tonya Howe said

at 3:16 pm on Mar 22, 2010

Remember--if you link to images, be sure that the site you link to includes citation information! We need to know what we're looking at!

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