Essay 1
A common poetry assignment is to perform an explication or a close reading of a poem. As the word implies, an explication takes what is implicit or subtle in a work of literature and makes it explicit and clear. Literary language tends to be densely packed with meaning, and your job as you explicate it is to unfold that meaning and lay it out for your reader. Explication allows you to “pop open the hood” of the poem and to observe how the machine works, and it is the key to understanding a complex literary work. The principal technique of explication is close reading; indeed, explication and close reading are so closely related that many writers use the words interchangeably. When you write this sort of paper, you will examine a poem paying special attention to such elements of the language as sentence structure, style, imagery, figurative language, word choice, etc. The job of an explication is twofold: to point out particular salient elements of style, and to explain the purpose and effect of those elements within the text. For an example of an explication, see pages 67 and 68 of your text.
For this essay, explicate either “América” by Richard Blanco, “Trojan” by Jericho Brown, or “From ‘Oil’” by Fatimah Asghar.
Make sure that your introduction introduces both the author and the work. Your introduction should also clearly layout the focus and structure of your paper, and should probably include your thesis, or the argument you plan to make on what the poem is ‘about’ or ‘means.’ If you haven’t already done so, please review the PowerPoints posted in this module, your text, and our Zoom meeting if need be. All essay submissions must be in MLA Format. If you are not sure what MLA format looks like, please see the Help section in the English 1B Resources Module.
Due Dates, etc:
First Draft: Due Monday, 06/28/2021. Your first draft need only be 1-2 pages. It’s really just a draft for me to get an idea of where you’re going. Your first draft will also be the draft that one of your peers will be assigned to review. You will be assigned a Peer Review once you submit your first draft. If you do not submit a first draft, you will miss out on Peer Review points (25). Your first draft of your poetry paper is worth 50 points.
Final Draft: Due Wednesday, 07/07/2021—Your final draft should be 3-4 pages. It must include a ‘Works Cited’ page if you include any sources other than the poem you are explicating. You may not submit a final draft until after you’ve reviewed first draft comments from me and the peer assigned to review your essay. Your final draft is worth 100 pts.
need a final draft

Elite Writer Help
Calculate your paper price
Pages (550 words)
Approximate price: -

Why Work with Us

Top Quality and Well-Researched Papers

We always make sure that writers follow all your instructions precisely. You can choose your academic level: high school, college/university or professional, and we will assign a writer who has a respective degree.

Professional and Experienced Academic Writers

We have a team of professional writers with experience in academic and business writing. Many are native speakers and able to perform any task for which you need help.

Free Unlimited Revisions

If you think we missed something, send your order for a free revision. You have 10 days to submit the order for review after you have received the final document. You can do this yourself after logging into your personal account or by contacting our support.

Prompt Delivery and 100% Money-Back-Guarantee

All papers are always delivered on time. In case we need more time to master your paper, we may contact you regarding the deadline extension. In case you cannot provide us with more time, a 100% refund is guaranteed.

Original & Confidential

We use several writing tools checks to ensure that all documents you receive are free from plagiarism. Our editors carefully review all quotations in the text. We also promise maximum confidentiality in all of our services.

24/7 Customer Support

Our support agents are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and committed to providing you with the best customer experience. Get in touch whenever you need any assistance.

Try it now!

Calculate the price of your order

Total price:

How it works?

Follow these simple steps to get your paper done

Place your order

Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.

Proceed with the payment

Choose the payment system that suits you most.

Receive the final file

Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.

Our Services

No need to work on your paper at night. Sleep tight, we will cover your back. We offer all kinds of writing services.


Essay Writing Service

No matter what kind of academic paper you need and how urgent you need it, you are welcome to choose your academic level and the type of your paper at an affordable price. We take care of all your paper needs and give a 24/7 customer care support system.


Admission Essays & Business Writing Help

An admission essay is an essay or other written statement by a candidate, often a potential student enrolling in a college, university, or graduate school. You can be rest assurred that through our service we will write the best admission essay for you.


Editing Support

Our academic writers and editors make the necessary changes to your paper so that it is polished. We also format your document by correctly quoting the sources and creating reference lists in the formats APA, Harvard, MLA, Chicago / Turabian.


Revision Support

If you think your paper could be improved, you can request a review. In this case, your paper will be checked by the writer or assigned to an editor. You can use this option as many times as you see fit. This is free because we want you to be completely satisfied with the service offered.