In MLA format, write an essay about Atwood’s “Variations on the word love” . Remember to include a topic sentence and thesis statement near the beginning of your essay and provide ample support for your assertions. Also be sure to properly reference quotations and sources and to include a Works Cited page at the end of the essay.
Some topics you may wish to consider are:
“Variations of the word love” addresses the overuse and thus the dilution of the meaning of the word “love.” The poem was originally published in 1974. Think about how the proliferation of the Internet and social media has since affected our use of language such as words like “love.” Do you “love” your new phone? Do you “love” caramel macchiatos? Do you “love” your children, parents, spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend? What does it mean to “love” an object as opposed to a person? Does the overuse or misuse of a word affect its meaning?
–For this assignment you should quote from the poem at least once, and the quotation must conform to MLA standards: the quotation should be properly introduced and grammatically correct with proper documentation in a Works Cited page at the end of the essay. If you choose to use secondary material, it must be quoted properly with proper documentation.