Following the format below and the teacher’s comments on the provided document,


Following the format below and the teacher’s comments on the provided document, please re-write like the previous one you helped with. It would be better if we use references using the highlighted poems.
This assignment received a D grade, mainly because it does not have clear thesis statements and topic sentences to start each paragraph. All the topic sentences must come from the thesis on each question. Thanks for helping!
Question 1
Thesis: ABC
Paragraph 1: A
Paragraph 2: AB
Paragraph 3: ABC
Conclusion.
Question 2
Thesis: ABC
Paragraph 1: A
Paragraph 2: AB
Paragraph 3: ABC
Conclusion.
Question 3
Thesis: ABC
Paragraph 1: A
Paragraph 2: AB
Paragraph 3: ABC
Conclusion.
Based on your readings of the Renaissance period, you will provide your analysis based on each of the following prompts:
1. Compare and contrast a cultural shift in ideology between the poetry of the Early Period and the sonnets of the Renaissance.
Edmund Spenser (1552 – 1599)
Group 1: Amoretti I: Happy ye leaves when as those lilly hands
Group 2: Amoretti LXVIII: Most Glorious Lord of Life
Group 3: Amoretti LXXV: One Day I Wrote her Name
Group 4: Amoretti XXII: This Holy Season
Group 5: Amoretti III: The Sovereign Beauty
Sir Philip Sydney (1554- 1586)
Group 1: Astrophil and Stella 1: Loving in truth, and fain in verse my love to show
Group 2: Astrophil and Stella 31: With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb’st the skies
Group 3: Astrophil and Stella 33: I might!—unhappy word—O me, I might
Group 4: Asrtrophil and Stella 38: This night, while sleep begins with heavy wings
Group 5: Astrophil and Stella 39: Come Sleep! O Sleep, the certain
Shakespeare (1564 – 1616)
Group 1: Sonnet 154
Group 2: Sonnet 144
Group 3: Sonnet 2
Group 4: Sonnet 18
Group 5: Sonnet 1
2. Compare and contrast the extent of proto-feminist ideas in the works of Christine de Pizan, Mary Sidney, and Emilia Lanier based on class lectures and discussions.
The Renaissance Women:
Christine de Pizan’s “The Lady”
Mary Sidney’s “Psalm 51”
Emilia Lanier’s “To All Vertuous Ladies In Generall”
3. Compare and contrast the leadership qualities of Macbeth and Macduff. Why does Macbeth fail as a leader? Why might Macduff be successful as a leader?
William Shakespeare’s Macbeth
You are expected to develop a central point for each of your responses that is supported by reasoning and textual evidence. The length of each response depends on the central point being developed. As with any essay, the central point must be supported and the evidence explained so that readers understand your reasoning and conclusions.
Take your time planning for each prompt. Here are some tips:
Using the prompts as a lens, what does the textual evidence reveal?
Make a compare/contrast chart to guide your structuring/organization of your reasoning
Write your analysis/explanation of the evidence
Write your thesis statement (flexible) until you complete the draft
Write your supporting paragraph(s)
Draft your introduction leading into your central claim (the thesis) – For a short essay response, the introduction may be one or two sentences leading into your thesis.
Draft your conclusion – For a short essay, the conclusion wraps up the response by stating the significance (the “so what?” of the analysis).
A format to follow that may focus the essay responses is as follows:
Beginning Paragraph: Thesis Statement (You may have a few sentences leading into the thesis; however, for the exam, the thesis is enough.)
Body Paragraphs: The number of paragraphs needed is the number needed to support the thesis; therefore, you need a narrow thesis for each prompt.
Provide reason/claim to support the thesis (topic sentence)
Explanation of the reason/claim
Textual Evidence (direct citations from the text)
Explanation of the Evidence (how does it connect to the thesis)
Final Paragraph: Significance/Conclusion (This can be two or three sentences. As with the introduction, a fully developed conclusion is not required, but it should state the significance of the analysis, the “so what?” of the analysis).
Hopefully, you understand that the focus of the essay exam is to show your insights into the three major texts – Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and The Canterbury Tales. Unlike, a fully developed essay that requires a broader thesis and a fully developed introduction and conclusion, the focus is on a narrowed thesis. Although you are allowed more time than the traditional 90 minutes to 2 hours, keep that time frame in mind when drafting your essay responses.
Allow time for prewriting and revision. Here is the comparative analysis table shared in class that may help you plan the focus of your analysis.
Remember: A comparative analysis must be balanced. For example, do not write a paragraph for two readings and a sentence or two for another. All must be equally balanced.


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