Women and Social Issues Essay


Women expressed themselves through writings and in public forums in a much greater way in the mid-19th century. Even in poetry, writers like Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney and Jane Johnston Schoolcraft presented their opinions on particular social concerns.

Choose one of Sigourney’s poems from the readings and identify the particular societal issue the author is addressing.

Answer the following question in an essay (200-300 words): What issue is Sigourney addressing in this poem, and how does the poem communicate the author’s message regarding that issue?

Prepare this assignment according to the MLA guidelines found in the MLA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.