Students are required to write an annotated bibliography in MLA format, see the link under the Web Links for an example and the example below, that
includes FOUR sources. These sources need to relate to the poem you are writing about for the final research paper. This bibliography needs to offer the
topic AND a working thesis. All the summaries should show how these sources support the argument being made.
If it is applicable offer a brief, very brief, analysis of the author’s credibility and/or a short biography of the author of the research piece and why he or she is
competent to speak on the issue outlined in the work.
Student may NOT use websites that are NOT .org or .edu, as sources MUST be academic in nature. There is no use of the Bible or dictionary definitions as
they do not serve to support an analysis; they serve to reiterate information in the text. That’s not the point of a research paper. The textbook or website the
poem is found on is NOT considered one of the four sources as it is not a secondary source that supports the analysis; it is a primary source.