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You will select a modern American poet from the list provided. Choose a minimum of three poems and complete a TPCASTT map for each poem. Use the library databases and books to assist you in analyzing the poem's meaning. Your final product will be a 20 slide multi-media presentation (PowerPoint, Prezi, Animoto, Sway, etc) that includes the following:
- Poet's biographical information
- Literacy analysis of at least three poems
- Animation/Interpretation of at least one poem
- Recitation of at least 10 lines from one poem
- Works Cited page in MLA
Biography in Context
Biography In Context is built on a foundation of more than 650,000 biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study that includes reference content alongside, videos, audio selections, images, primary sources, and magazine and journal articles from hundreds of major periodicals and newspapers.
Literature Resource Center
Research biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
Search for on-shelf and eBooks found at your Americas High School Library
Academy of American Poets
Poets.org is produced by the Academy of American Poets. The site was launched in 1996, becoming the original online resource for poems, poets’ biographies, essays about poetry, and resources for K-12.
Purdue University OWL
Use this resource as a guide to the MLA Handbook (8th ed.). Examples provided for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.
Online research tool to site, archive and evaluate sources, organize notes, and outline.