The Project Paper focuses on a suggested topic related to art, architecture, history, music, or literature. The project will reflect your views and interpretation of the topic. This project is designed to help you stretch your mind and your abilities to be the creative, innovative, and critical thinker you already are! Choose one (1) of the topics from the list of topic choices below. Read the topic carefully. Write a three to four (3-4) page paper (750-1,000 words) that responds to each of the items described in the topic. For the topic you choose: Support your ideas with specific, illustrative examples. If there are questions or points associated with your chosen topic, be sure to answer all of the listed questions and address all of the items in that topic. If your topic asks you to do several things related to the topic, be sure to do each of the things listed. While some of the topics tend to lend themselves toward particular writing genres, you are not restricted to the specific format suggested for the individual topic. For example, you may do an “interview,” a “proposal,” a “letter,” a “short story,” a “blog,” an “essay,” an “article,” or any other written genre for almost any of the topics. The project is intended to be fun as well as informative, so feel free to be creative with the delivery of your information. Use at least three (3) good quality academic sources, with one (1) source being the class text. Topic choice: Harlem Renaissance Poets. Essay & Poem. Choose two (2) poems by different authors from the 1. Harlem Renaissance. Write an essay that: 2. Describes each author’s role and importance within the Harlem Renaissance. 3. Identify the elements in each of their poems in which you see evidence of the “double-consciousness” being expressed by each author. 4. Fully describe at least two (2) primary themes you see in the poetry written during this time period, referring to specific lines in each of the poems. Write your own poem that expresses these identified themes of the Harlem Renaissance. The Project Paper will be graded on: • The level to which the instructions were followed. • The extent to which all four (4) parts in the topic were addressed. • The adequacy of information, examples, and details which support the general claim or main idea. • The clarity and relevance of the explanations and descriptions. • Adherence to standard rules of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
Harlem Renaissance Poets and their Works Your Name August 19, 2016 Insitution of Affiliation Poems in the Harlem Renaissance The Harlem Renaissance is the period marked from the 1920s until the mid-1930s, when its momentum dwindled due to the advent of The Great depression CITATION His09 l 1033 (History.com staff, 2009). Despite its short-lived life, it produced numerous artistic, literary, and intellectual pieces that â€œkindled a new black cultural identityâ€ (Alain Locke, as cited by History.com staff, 2009). This then provided a template and a springboard for the future empowerment of the African-American population. As stated by Alain Locke in his work, the Harlem Renaissance provided the time when â€œNegro life is seizing its first chances for group expression and self-determinationâ€ CITATION His09 l 1033 (History.com staff, 2009). Such examples of the exquisite collection of works during the time include music, drawings, caricatures, dance, poetry, etc. By reading between the lines and examining these pieces, one can easily find some underlying themes that are present. More particularly, themes that reflect the daily life and consciousness of African-Americans during the time. These themes can also be seen in the consciousness and perspective of its author, which can be classified in two different ways: (1) through their own (blacks) perspective and (2) through the