Harlem Renaissance Poets

Describes each author’s role and importance within the Harlem Renaissance. 

Identify the elements in each of their poems in which you see evidence of the “double-consciousness” being expressed by each author. 

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.

Conclusion 

References

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!

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Use at least three (3) good quality academic sources, with one (1) source being the class text.

Class text reference:

Sayre, H. (2015).  The humanities:  Culture, continuity & change, Volume 2 (3rd ed., pp 1172-4).   Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Pearson Education.
Note: Wikipedia and other similar Websites do not qualify as academic resources. You are highly encouraged to use the Resource Center tab at the top of your Blackboard page.

Topic:                                                                                                                           

  • Harlem Renaissance Poets. Essay & Poem. Choose two (2) poems by different authors from the Harlem Renaissance. Write an essay that:
    1. Describes each author’s role and importance within the Harlem Renaissance.
    2. Identify the elements in each of their poems in which you see evidence of the “double-consciousness” being expressed by each author.
    3. 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.
    4. Write your own poem that expresses these identified themes of the Harlem Renaissance.

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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.
  • The inclusion of three (3) required references (two [2] additional sources besides your textbook) documented using APA style.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA Style format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions specific to the selected topic. (Note: Students can find APA style materials located in the Additional Resources section of their Student Center within their course shell for reference)
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Explain how key social, cultural, and artistic contributions contribute to historical changes.
  • Explain the importance of situating a society’s cultural and artistic expressions within a historical context.
  • Examine the influences of intellectual, religious, political, and socio-economic forces on social, cultural, and artistic expressions.
  • Identify major historical developments in world cultures from the Renaissance to the contemporary period.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in the study of world cultures.
  • Write clearly and concisely about world cultures using proper writing mechanics.

 

 

 

 

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the rubric below. The grading rubric for this assignment is on the next two pages.  It will appear in “clickable rubric” format when it shows in your gradebook.

Points: 200 HUM112 Assignment 2: Project Paper
Criteria  

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

 

Fair

70-79% C

 

Proficient

80-89% B

 

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Follow topic instructions within the individual topic selected.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely followed topic instructions within the individual topic selected. Insufficiently followed topic instructions within the individual topic selected. Partially followed topic instructions within the individual topic selected. Satisfactorily followed topic instructions within the individual topic selected. Thoroughly followed topic instructions within the individual topic selected.
2. Address each of the four (4) points in the chosen topic.
Weight: 25%
Did not submit or incompletely addressed each of the four (4) points in the chosen topic. Insufficiently addressed each of the four (4) points in the chosen topic. Partially addressed each of the four (4) points in the chosen topic. Satisfactorily addressed each of the four (4) points in the chosen topic. Thoroughly addressed each of the four (4) points in the chosen topic.
3. Provide sufficient information, examples, and details to support the general claim or main idea.

Weight: 30%

Did not submit or incompletely provided sufficient information, examples, and details to support the general claim or main idea. Insufficiently provided sufficient information, examples, and details to support the general claim or main idea. Partially provided sufficient information, examples, and details to support the general claim or main idea. Satisfactorily provided sufficient information, examples, and details to support the general claim or main idea. Thoroughly provided sufficient information, examples, and details to support the general claim or main idea.
4. 3 references minimum – number and quality

Weight: 5%

No references provided Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices. Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices. Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices. Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
5. Clarity, writing mechanics, referencing, and APA formatting requirements, including a reference list and matching in-text citations.

Weight: 20%

More than 8 errors present 7-8 errors present 5-6 errors present 3-4 errors present 0-2 errors present

 

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