survey of Literature




Select a poem or a couple poems from the text to discuss. Identify the poem’s title and author and then discuss various aspects of the poem. For example, what do you think is the poem’s theme? What images stand out and why? What poetic elements does the poet use and how do these elements enrich the poem? What questions do you have about the poem or what questions does the poem raise? Does the poem rhyme or not? How does this affect the poem’s meaning or sound? How do you relate to the poem? What do you like or not like about the poem? What are some perspectives other people have presented of the poem and do you agree or disagree? These are only a few of the questions that you might discuss. Your initial response should demonstrate thought beyond the surface, should include two references, and should be at least 250 words. Your response posts should be at least 75 words each.

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