“1.Required Topicï‚·
You should focus on the characteristics of Romanticism discussed in the Romanticism lecture of this course.ï‚·
Choose 3 of the characteristics of Romanticism as the basis of your essay (each characteristic will be a main point).ï‚·
Be sure to explain each of the characteristics briefly, and use some of the poetry we studied as illustrations (examples of the characteristics).ï‚·
If you are unclear about a topic choice, email me your question(s) and your proposed 3-point thesis statement at least 3 days before the essay is due.
2.Required Organization and Developmentï‚·
Your essay should contain 5 paragraphs:   
Introduction   
Body Paragraph 1   
Body Paragraph 2   
Body Paragraph 3   
Conclusionï‚·
Your essay must be developed according to this recipe:   
Paragraph #1    
Introduce your topic with no more than 2 sentences.    
Specify in sentence 2 (a 3-point thesis) the three main ideas which you will address in your essay (see following samples).   
Paragraph #2    
Begin this paragraph with a topic sentence about the first main idea. It should focus on the first idea stated in your 3-point thesis.    
Develop this topic sentence with 3 to 5 sentences of support using examples from required reading assignments.   
Paragraph #3    
Begin this paragraph with a topic sentence about the second main idea. It should focus on the second idea stated in your 3-point thesis.    
Develop this topic sentence with 3 to 5 sentences of support using examples from required reading assignments.   
Paragraph #4    
Begin this paragraph with a topic sentence about the third main idea. It should focus on the third idea stated in your 3-point thesis.    
Develop this topic sentence with 3 to 5 sentences of support using examples from required reading assignments.   
Paragraph #5    
Limit paragraph five to no more than two sentences.    
The first sentence should summarize your essay.    
Do not mention any new information.ï‚·
Your essay length:   
Include no more than a total of 300