Robert Francis (1901-1987)
The Pitcher 1953
His art is eccentricity, his aim
How not to hit the mark he seems to aim at,
His passion how to avoid the obvious,
His technique how to vary the avoidance.
The others throw to be comprehended. He
Throws to be a moment misunderstood.
Yet not too much. Not errant, arrant, wild,
But every seeming aberration willed.
Not to, yet still, still to communicate
Making the batter understand too late.
I need help with this poem is a long poem but the professor say, we need an element poem.
How does the poet use the element effectively in the poem? Following the steps of the writing process, compose a five-paragraph essay of analysis that focuses on a single element of a poem.
By Robert Francis (1901-1987)
The pitcher 1953
Support your assertion through relevant, sufficient details presented a focus, organized body paragraph. Explain how and why the detail support your assertion in your thesis.
You may choose any poem from our textbook. However, avoid poems with extensive editor explanation to aid you in offering your own analysis. Review class notes for elaboration on this assignment.
Initial each item below as completed.
The last sentence of introduction is a precise, clear thesis statement.
Body paragraph are focused, organized, and begin with topic sentences, employing transition as needed.
All quotations are trimmed down to only the relevant, necessary words and meet the formatting requirements for all quotations.
You clearly, logically explain how the chosen detail support your assertion in the thesis, while offering sufficient evidence from the poem to do so.
Your essay is between 500 and 800 words and satisfies minimum sentence requirements. (The Works cited page is not part of the word count.) Write the word count:
Your essay includes a works cited page with the entry formatted as instructed.
Your essay meets the format requirements of all essays in this class, including, but not limited to, products, margins, spacing, title, and heading.
Your essay demonstrates the careful thought and attention you’ve given the assignment and is the result of following the steps of the writing process: pre-writing, drafting, revising, and editing/proofreading.
You’ve carefully reviewed previous graded work to address any areas that needed attention.
Your essay is an entirely original composition, based on your own thoughts, ideas, and analysis.