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This paper is on the poem “Lenox Avenue: Midnight” by Langston Hughes. It will focus primarily on the free verse jazzy rhythm and style of the poem, while also exploring the other “questions to consider” listed below. The assignment for this paper is going to pull in elements of the presentations you have been doing. You need to choose a poem from our syllabus. Then choose two or three passages or a single stanza from the poem to explore in depth. The goal here is to spend as much time as possible with a small part of the text, reading deeply. Questions to Consider What formal elements (image, metaphor, rhythm, meter, rhyme, form, voice, word choice) do you see at work in this passage/stanza? How do these elements contribute to the overall meaning of the poem as you see it? What specific lines or words help to shape this meaning? For this paper you will be evaluated on the following criteria: Depth of analysis Inclusion of formal elements Focus on selected passage, lines, words Clarity and development of ideas and expression Transitions and organization