This can be about a specific author, a work of prose, a concept, or poetry. It will include preliminary research (citations, references) The following are some ideas you can use or you can go on your own: Selected poems from an author (Shakespeare, Langston Hughes, Haiku's by Basho, etc) Social commentary of a selected work The social context of a work (i.e how did Frankenstein reflect the rise of the Industrial Revolution) Fables (i.e. how did Aesop's fables convey a message) How did Shakespeare influence modern day English (i.e. Shakespeare made up many new words that still exist today!) How did an author convey a theme (i.e. life, death, love, conflict) in a work or across his/her works? The development of a character in a work. There are many ideas, so you are welcome to choose any topic you want. These are just a few.