I want to hear your thoughts on and interpretations of the texts, not SparkNotes, not Shmoops. Therefore, if I find plagiarized, paraphrased or summarized material from a study aid site or another resource of that nature, I will write you up for academic dishonesty, EVEN IF YOU CITED THE MATERIAL. This course is not about your ability to copy and paste another persons interpretation of a text but your ability to interpret and analyze a text. Peer-reviewed secondary sources (articles in refereed journals, available through the library databases), ARE allowed in your papers, but they must be incorporated and cited properly, whether paraphrased, summarized, or directly quoted, both in-text and on a Works Cited page.
Prompt 2: Subject matter and tone: This poem was written about a specific individual and is a love poem. It is written to the dark lady (subject of sonnets 127-154); her identity is unknown though speculated about by critics.
Describe the tone of this poem. Speculate on the purpose of this poem for its intended subjectwhat devices did the speaker use to convey his tone to the subject, how does that chosen tone affect how the subject is viewed by the reader? How might the subject have reacted to this poem? Why (use evidence from the text to defend your answer)?