Directions: Write a 4pg. essay on one of the following topics. Be persuasive in outlining your criticism/interpretation. One must incorporate 1-2 sources from scholarly journals. Must adhere to MLA guidelines. NO PLAGIARISM!
1. Write an essay on Shelley’s “To a Skylark.” What are some of the things Shelley is comparing the skylark to and illustrate their significance. What does this poem tell us about the romantic poet? Explain.
2. There are many cultural and domestic elements present within “The Rocking Horse Winner.” Why did Paul die? Can we blame his mother for his demise? Briefly explain what capitalism is and how class structure may have influenced Hester’s motives. You must be persuasive in your argument.