Poetry & visual arts research paper

 Complete and upload your research paper [around 5 typed, double-spaced pages, including a Works Cited page, formatted and documented in MLA style]. Remember, since this is a research paper, you are required to include quotes and examples from your sources (the articles) as support in your paper.


  • American Gothic painting by Grant Wood + the poem with the same title by John Stone (pages C & D from textbook) – In what sense can Stone’s poem be regarded as an analysis of the painting? Explain why you think he sees Grant’s depiction of the two figures more as a satire or a celebration. What symbolic elements do you see in the painting? What humor do you find in the poem?