For this assignment, you will choose one of the prompts below and write a 1,250 – 1,500-word paper as a response to whichever prompt you choose. Your essay should be organized around a central argument: it should thus have a clearly stated thesis, and each paragraph should cohesively develop that thesis, using close textual analysis to support your argument. In other words, do not think of the paper like it’s a discussion question on an exam. The paper should be written as if your reader is unaware of the writing prompt. The prompt is just there to get you thinking. So your responsibility as a writer is to construct an argument that responds to the prompt by setting the necessary context and developing a thesis. the prompt is: Examine the ways in which the Romantic poets negotiate an understanding of the Self. What is the Self according to their poetic representations? What defines it? How do the poets problematize historical notions of identity? In what ways might they build upon them? Finally, how might their representations of selfhood be shaped by a rapidly industrializing world?