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A compare/contrast paper looks at two different works of literature and considers their similarities and differences in terms of both what they say and how they say it.
What Is Its Purpose and Audience?
Like your first paper, you will aim to explain two works to someone who may not know how to understand them. However, you are adding a deeper consideration of the common theme of the poems and a judgment about them as literature. The goals of writing a compare/contrast essay are to
comprehend thoroughly both the overarching meaning of a work and the contents and methods that support its meaning.
practice analyzing how a work is created: its tone, approach, techniques and form, as well as its message.
discover the poets’ purposes and goals in creating these works.
find similarities and differences in what the two sources say and in how they say it.
make a judgment about the effectiveness of the works.
You will choose two poems by different poets that deal with a similar theme. You must choose one of the topic ideas below.
Read both poems carefully, taking notes about any similarities or differences in meaning, approach, form, technique, or message. You’ll analyze the poems, as you did in your first paper, and research the poem, the poet, and the context the poem was written in.
Then you will compare and contrast how each poem and poet handles the theme. Ultimately you’ll make a judgment about which treatment you feel is stronger and more satisfying, and why.
Organize your essay following this pattern:
Introduction: Have a lead-in that introduces the theme you’ll be talking about. Include names and authors of sources and a very brief summary of each.
Several paragraphs about similarities. These could be similarities in style, message, or even word use or imagery.
Several paragraphs about differences. How do the approaches, tones, forms, and purposes differ from poem to poem?
Conclusion: add your judgment about the effectiveness of both sources and explain why you prefer the one you do. Aim to have objective reasons your reader can understand, not just “I just liked that one better.”
Three to four pages