It should be rather exposed as a topic; for example, The idea of romantic love in the poem A and the poem B.Of course, this is valid only if your teacher has not assigned a precisely formulated topic.
This should not take more than one-fifth of the whole essay.
Thus, if your essay is ten pages long, the description needs to be around two pages.
You have to demonstrate your observational skills and also ability to find meanings through interpretation.
As if writing a more standard essay were not enough, your instructor slaps you with this: a compare and contrast essay.
Remember that your conception should be clearly expressed and logically proved.
The fact that you are dealing with poems does not indicate that you can say about them whatever comes to your mind. From all said above, it can be asserted that writing an essay comparing two poems requires preparation and deep reflections on one central idea, common for both poems.In order to come up with a thesis statement for my pop-song comparison, I need to return to my list.What sort of argument would encompass most, if not all the points I listed?To make matters worse, some of the poems you have read in class this semester may as well have been written in a foreign language. Instead of hosting a showdown, I’m going to show you how to compare and contrast poems successfully using “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus and “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift as my examples.(In case you’ve been living under a rock, here are links to the lyrics of Wrecking Ball and Blank Space.)Whenever you’re comparing and contrasting poetry, the first thing you should do is make a list of both obvious and subtle similarities and differences.Let’s take a step back and start in a language you do understand: pop songs. And your instructor likely wouldn’t appreciate an essay about the nuances of the latest Pitbull song when compared to Twenty One Pilots’ new single. Here’s what such a list might look like for these two songs: Once you have a list of significant similarities and differences between the works you’re comparing, you can move on to building your thesis statement.You can also refer to the style and methods used by the particular poets because ideas are suggested also in technical way (i.e., not only verbally).You can conclude the essay by saying what are the similarities and differences in the treatment of the main idea (or that which is your topic).Note that pop songs don’t have many of the elements of a poetic work.When looking for similarities and differences in the poems you have chosen, make sure to consider the rhyme scheme, format, meter, and time period.The thesis statement is arguably the most difficult part of writing your essay, but it doesn’t have to be intimidating.In learning how to compare and contrast poems, keep in mind that your thesis statement should have the following elements: If you need more information about building the perfect thesis statement, check out this blog about the five-step thesis statement.