What meaning can you gather from the reading and what evidence do you have to support this in the body of the text?

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�Anorexic� by Eavan Boland �Homage to My Hips� by Lucille Clifton), and �My Mistress Eyes� by William Shakespeare
Analyze these poems in terms of societal (both past and current) expectations of youth and beauty. Are these things given undue or unfair emphasis? Also consider culture�s obsessions with perfection and athleticism. How are these things shown in these poems?
Are experience, wisdom and age respected in current society? How has this changed throughout time? Include examples from the poems.

1.) What are the major technical hallmarks of the genre present in the work? This includes things such as meter, form, narrative, dialogue, etc. How are these conventions used to support the piece? Are there places these tools do not work? Give examples.
2.) What meaning can you gather from the reading and what evidence do you have to support this in the body of the text? What do you come away with?
3.) Are there are any comparisons you can make to modern literature or current events? Give specific examples of each.
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2.) Double spaced with standard margins
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4.) Name, Class/Section Number, Essay Number, Instructor name and date in upper left hand corner
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