Harlem Renaissance Reading Reflection

Harlem Renaissance Reading Reflection

ENGL 2130: American Literature Harlem Renaissance Reading Reflection Step 1: Read the about the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes, and Countee Cullen in the Writing the Nation: A Concise Introduction to American Literature, and select one of the following poems to analyze: • “Christ in Alabama” • “Negro Speaks of Rivers” • “Theme for English B” • “Heritage” • “Yet I do Marvel”

 Step 2: Evaluate the poem using the questions below: 1. What is the poem about? 2. What is the speaker’s message or argument? 3. How does the speaker feel about the subject matter, and how do we know? (Diction creates tone.) 4. What was it about this poem that originally appealed to you? How did your view of the poem change after this deeper analysis?

 Step 3: Select one song that reflects one of more themes presented in the poem selected. The musical selection can be from any genre such as Classical, Jazz, Country, Hip Hop, Folk, etc.

 Step 4: Write a 250-word paragraph showing the relationship between the literary work and the song selection. Underneath the paragraph, include a link to the lyrics of song. 

Step 5: Incorporate specific examples from the module’s readings. This reading reflection must include evidence from the course’s textbook (quotes, paraphrases, and summaries) to support the question. All evidence should end with an in-text citation, including a summary and paraphrase an in-text citation and work cited are required. There is an example of how to properly cite the course’s textbook located in the course information folder. Step 6: Attach your Word document to this drop box. This reading reflection must be numbered in paragraph form and formatted according to MLA guidelines, format (12 point, Times New Roman, left justification, double spaced, and indented paragraphs) with a heading (student’s name, instructor’s name, course, and date) in the upper left corner of the first page. In the upper right-hand corner, insert a header with your last name and page number. There is an example MLA template located in the course information folder that you may use. Failure to follow the above MLA guidelines will result in up to a 10-point deduction. In addition, you should include an in-text citation as well as a works cited page. Failed to do so will result in following automatic penalties: • One half letter grade (5 points) for errors within in-text citations and/or works cited • One letter grade (10 points) for no in-text citation(s) • Two letter grades (20 points) for no work cited

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