English 2323 - Survey of English Literature
Assignment #1: The Romantics

Reading Assignment
  • William Wordsworth
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • Writing Assignment
    After carefully reading the selections, write an essay in which you identify and discuss the "romantic" aspects, such as imagery or themes specific to Romanticism, of the works of one of the authors above. Explain why and how the author and the selected works embody "Romanticism."  Use the author's works to illustrate and support your assertions.  See the notes below for more information pertaining to this assignment.

    This essay should be a minimum of 750 words in length and must incorporate support from three or more works by any one of the selected authors and a minimum of three secondary sources.  Remember to define any literary terms used, including "Romanticism."  Write your rough draft and proofread carefully!  The manuscript and bibliography must be MLA formatted.
    Draft a "Works Cited" page according to the MLA guidelines found on the "MLA Works Cited Formatting Page".
    I will be checking your essay to see that you have become sufficiently familiar with the assigned literary period, authors, and works.  Your writing should demonstrate your understanding, so be sure to check the final draft of your essay for grammar/mechanics and formatting errors prior to submitting it for evaluation. See the "MLA Document Formatting Page" for information on proper formatting.
    Give your essay an original title. Process the essay using Microsoft Word. Save the file as yourlastnameA1.doc, and follow the instructions under "Submit Assignment" at the bottom of this page. NOTE: essays must be submitted via the correct WebCT assignment page. Essays submitted any other way will not be received or graded.
    * If you do not have Microsoft Word and must use another program, save your paper as an .rtf file before submitting it. See the "MLA Document Formatting Page" for more information.