Talk:2008-09 BM1 Assignment 1: Poetry

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Student Questions

  • I am not sure in how far I am supposed to prove my analysis on the text. Shall we give line references and if so, do we have to put them all in footnotes or otherwise behind the quote/mentioned text passage?
Line references in brackets behind the quotation will be just fine. Anna Auguscik 10:10, 13 November 2008 (CET)
  • Furthermore, regarding task no. 5... are we allowed to compare the sonnet to a poem that was not in the poetry reader? Can it actually be any poem which seems appropriate for a comparison and how shall we quote from that? Do I have to give a "Quellennachweis"?
Generally speaking, the last question refers to other poems from our BM1 Poetry Reader. It would go beyond the estimated work load to look for any other poem which could offer an apt comparison but we do not ban anyone for reading more poetry than we provide in our lectures. If you use other poems, please indicate your sources (cf style sheet). Additionally, you can also attach a copy of that poem with your assignment. Anna Auguscik 10:10, 13 November 2008 (CET)

Is it possible that a poem does not have one particular meter, actually none? And is it possible that a poem consists of a rhyme schmeme mixture of a Petrarchan Sonnet and an English Sonnet? Thanks!

And do we have to write an complet text or can we just answer to every single question?

Please answer each question separately (it is otherwise extremely difficult for us to evaluate your work - "where did she deal with this question? What information did she give here or there? Does she contradict herself...") --Olaf Simons 16:57, 14 November 2008 (CET)