Please write an 800-1200-word essay including quotations and textual evidence from the works you’ve chosen and cite them in MLA format. Your essay must be followed by an MLA style Works Cited page with at least 2 sources.
1. Connotation, denotation, tone and mood. Choose one or more poems from the reading list below and explain how at least one of these characteristics is employed and how it contributes to the overall message of the poem. Use examples from the poems you’ve chosen to support your claims.
• Shakespearean sonnets:
o Sonnet 18
o Sonnet 60
o Sonnet 94
o Sonnet 116
o Sonnet 130
o ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’ by John Keats
o ‘Annabel Lee’ by Edgar Allan Poe
o ‘My Last Duchess’ by Robert Browning
o ‘Song of Myself’ by Walt Whitman
o ‘Funeral Blues’ by W.H. Auden
o ‘Birches’ by Robert Frost