MLA Format:

The essay must be typed in the following format specified by the MLA.

  • All of the margins should be set at one-inch.
  • Heading must be in the upper left hand corner in the following order - Name, Class, Date
  • Page Number must be placed in the header in the upper right hand corner. It must include your last name and the page number.
  • The title must be centered on the line after the heading.
  • The essay must be typed in Times New Roman 12 point font.
  • The essay must be double spaced throughout, including the heading and title.
  • The quotes should be properly cited. (page number.line number) (12.42)
  • See formatted example here.


  • Each essay must analyze a single poem and how it uses the different components of STIFST.
  • The final essay should be one to one-half pages in length.
  • You are not allowed to use any dead words in the essay.
  • The essay must include at least two quotes with the proper citations as examples of your explanations.

Each essay is worth 30 points.

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