Thursday, April 15, 2010

Win an iPad in Shmoop Poetry Contest

Shmoop In celebration of National Poetry Month, Shmoop ( announces its first Poetry Essay Contest. Participants can submit an essay related to "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost for a chance to win an Apple iPad. Author and English teacher, Jim Burke, will judge the finalists of the Poetry Essay Contest. Founder of the English Companion Ning, Burke recently joined Shmoop as Special Advisor.

Shmoop Poetry Essay Contest Details
Answer this question in 500 or fewer words:
"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost: Examine the relationship between the speaker in the poem and his environment, which includes not only the woods themselves but his horse, the owner of the woods, and the community. Include in your discussion an examination of Frost's use of language and imagery, focusing on how these contribute to the meaning of the poem and help him to achieve his purpose. Be sure to support your ideas with evidence from the poem.

Contest open to current high school students (and younger)
  • 500 words maximum
  • Entries must be written in English
  • Submit entry as a Word, text, or PDF document to
  • Deadline for entry is May 28, 2010

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1 comment:

  1. I do not have the urge to go out and buy an iPad but I would take one if I won it.

    In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, is having a contest where every teacher in your school can win a free gift! Check out the contest at my link.