• Sociologist
    |This lesson focuses on a close reading of the poem, “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. Student analysis of the poem establishes a personal connection to the | |concept of choice. The teacher will model close reading using a think aloud and strategically analyze the poem by focusing on literary/stylistic...
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  • Poem Red to You vs Reading a Poem
    I believe that having a poem read to me is more powerful then reading a poem off of a page. When I close my eyes I can see the words that the reader is speaking, instead of trying to understand what the author is attempting to write to me; so it is easier for me to understand what the author is communicating...
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  • How to Write a Lit Analysis
    their first impression of your paper.  The introduction should be interesting, provide enough information to tantalize your reader, luring them into reading further.  It is not always best to write the introduction first.  After you have composed your paper, you will be more apt to write an introduction...
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  • "Introduction to Poetry" by Billy Collins
    The poem gives advice on how to understand and interpret it, instead of expecting a literal meaning. The author feels disdain for the readers for being ignorant and close-minded when looking at poems. He shows the readers how to enjoy the poem instead of letting it become a frustrating and painful experience...
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  • Poetry
    than it has helped my reading skills when it comes to poetry. The way that I think about poetry has been affected greatly. This directly impacted the way that I write about poetry. But I still have the same poetic reading tendencies. If there have been any changes in my reading trends, they have been...
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  • Poem-a-day analysis
    initial reaction to this poem was that I share the same emotions the author expresses throughout the poem. I’ve been in a situation where you’re getting ready for an event or something similar to that and you become anxious for the event to start. That’s how I felt while reading this poem. His last lines were...
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  • Syllabus English
    Assignments/Cognitive Reflections/Essays: April 4-April 8 | April 6: Reading Poetry pp. 743-750 a. Read Robert Frances, “Catch” pp. 750-751 b. A Sample Student Analysis pp. 751-754. c. Read Elizabeth Bishop, “The Fish” pp. 755-756.BCR: Which lines in this poem provide especially vivid details of the fish? What...
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  • Anne Bradstreet - Paper 2
    The history of America is recorded in numerous artifacts of culture. One can make judgments about the past from visiting a museum, reading a history textbook or a piece of historical fiction, watching a film, or listening to a teacher. These are all valid resources for learning about history, but one...
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  • Advice from a Caterpillar
    level/emotional response to the poem after one (or two) readings. After reading the poem, I felt that it was very sassy. I interpreted it as a life lesson, and to never dwell on your past mistakes. The poem was short, sweet, and easily understood. I really enjoyed this poem; it reminded me of how I want...
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  • Judging a Poetry Competition
    Judging a Poetry Competition A first, quick reading separates the entries into piles. A few poems may get cut right away, but only if the most distinctive quality is an obvious lack of skill. A second reading involves feelings with unusually appealing poems rising to the top. However, emotions evoked...
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  • Alter Ego
    Gwen Harwood, is a poem about self discovery through inner journey and spiritual realization. This poem tries to tell the audience about her attempted journey to self discovery. Harwood uses natural references, feminist points of view and even a possible religious telling to the poem. This shows the audience...
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  • Poetry Explication
    of those particular words. Emotions can be extrapolated from statements. A close reading and analysis of the poem “The Summer I Was Sixteen’ reveals more to the reader than just what sits on the page. Whilst reading this poem, a feeling of unusual melancholy and normalcy arises from a point in time...
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  • Paper
    my reading and poetry assignment, I chose to work with Percy Shelly’s “Mutability” poem. Prior to me reading Percy Shelley’s work, I had very small knowledge of the poets’ material. In fact, I had little knowledge and awareness for this style of poetry submitted in this time period. But the poem was...
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  • Lit in English
    clear, effective, and well-organised prose. 1 Prescribed Texts The prescribed texts for this syllabus are: Paper 1: Poetry and Short Stories Poems 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. Sonnet 75 Sonnet 73 A Poison Tree The Solitary Reaper She Walks in Beauty...
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  • Modern Views on John Donne’s Love-Poetry with special Reference to “The Canonization”
    S. Eliot and the revival of Donne and the Metaphysicals 4. Cleanth Brooks – a representative of the New Critics 5. The counter-movement: Reading Donne with background-knowledge 6. Ben Saunders’ Freudian Approach in Desiring Donne 7. A comprehensive view: Wilbur Sanders’ John Donne’s...
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  • Poetry for Creative Writers
    very short piece of writing creating the art we know as poetry. Poetry for Creative Writers Since I was a young child I have always enjoyed reading. My absolute favorite books when I was grown up were called the Chose Your Own Adventure series published for children. Every week I would look forward...
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  • Bright Star by John Keats Poetry Analysis
    Jessie John March 3rd, 2014 Close Reading Assignment #2 Prof. Ribitzky This essay will discuss a close reading analysis of the poem “The Bright Star”. The Romantic poet John Keats wrote this poem. It is a love sonnet and is believed that it was written...
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  • Love
    as the meaning and structure of racial identity, race as a concept and racism. This essay builds off of the techniques practiced in our first close reading assignment. Your essay must make a clear and explicit argument, contained in a thesis, about what the text you choose says about the meaning of...
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  • Practical Criticism
    U2 (lyrics by Bono) above were to be examined by literary critics, they would most probably be concerned with the meaning and themes inherent in the poem and how well the author is able to put those across with the least ambiguity. No research into the writer's background nor the historical events surrounding...
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  • What Seem to Be the Objective Features of New Criticism with a Particular Focus on Three Poems by Afred Lord Tennyson
    be 'objective' features of 'New Criticism', will be based on three poems by Alfred Lord Tennyson. The first poem in this study ' "Over the dark world flies the wind" ' and the one which I shall pay particular attention to, is a poem of ten lines and is purportedly the type of lyric which David Buchbinder...
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