write an analysis (suggested length of 1–2 paragraphs per aspect) of one work. Choose one work from the list below:
- Sappho [Like the very gods] ca. 7th century B.C.E. (poetry)
- Plato, Apology, ca. 399 B.C.E. (philosophy)
- Hadrian, Pantheon, ca. 118-125 C.E. (architecture)
- Phidias, Athena Parthenos, ca. 438 B.C.E. (model of the lost original sculpture)
- William Shakespeare, Sonnet 116, “Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments,” 1609 (poetry)
- Christopher Marlowe, “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love,” ca. 1599 (poetry)
- Sandro Botticelli, Primavera, ca.1470, (tempera on panel)
- Michelangelo, Pietà, 1498-1499 (sculpture)
- Josquin des Prez, Mille Regretz (French Chanson), c. 1521
- Thomas Weelkes, Sing We at Pleasure (English madrigal), c. 1598
- Jonathan Swift, “A Modest Proposal” 1729 (satirical essay)
- Mary Wollstonecraft, Excerpt from Chapter 9 from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman 1792 (essay)
- Angelica Kauffmann, Cornelia Pointing to her Children as Her Treasures, 1785, oil on canvas
- Jacques-Louis David, Oath of the Horatii, 1784, oil on canvas
- W. A. Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466 – “Romanze” (second movement), 1785
- Joseph Haydn, Symphony No. 94 “Surprise Symphony” (second movement), 1792
Use the link near the bottom of this page to access direct links to the works listed above. Once you have selected the work, you will research the work, the life of the author/artist, and the period. You will then be ready to create your analysis. This process of analysis will require you to discuss the events or innovations that define the historical period when the work was created, analyze a theme or stylistic characteristic of the period that is reflected in the work, and finally analyze the work’s or author’s/artist’s/composer’s contribution to the humanities.
Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of a submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. An originality report is provided when you submit your task that can be used as a guide.
You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course.
A. Analyze the work by doing the following:
1. Describe the historical events or innovations that characterize the period in which the work was created (suggested length of 1–2 paragraphs).
2. Analyze how this work reflects a theme or stylistic characteristic from its period (suggested length of 1–2 paragraphs).
3. Analyze the work’s or author’s/artist’s/composer’s contributions to the humanities (suggested length of 1–2 paragraphs).
B. When you use sources to support ideas and elements in a paper or project, provide acknowledgement of source information for any content that is quoted, paraphrased or summarized. Acknowledgement of source information includes in-text citation noting specifically where in the submission the source is used and a corresponding reference, which includes the following points:
• location of information (e.g., publisher, journal, website URL)
C. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.
Use this link for research if needed: https://wgu.libguides.com/humanitiesv2