• 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...
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  • 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...
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  • How to Write a Lit Analysis
    literary.  In a close reading, you are primarily concerned with how the author uses literary devices (word choice, structure, irony, rhyme, etc.) to convey meaning. Consider the Langston Hughes poem Harlem: What happens to a dream deferred?                         Does it dry up...
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  • "Introduction to Poetry" by Billy Collins
    evident message or explanation. The entire poem is a metaphor for how we shouldn’t expect simple, clear answers in the world, instead, we should “water-ski on the surface” and enjoy life. The frustration from poem reading or in just general is caused by a close mind, or inside-the-box thinking. Take on the challenges that come your way—experience life, and not sit on the sidelines to watch....
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  • Poetry
    . Though my reading skills are not too different, my reaction to poetry is. Writing the paper has changed the way that I interpret poems. I used to read poems too analytically. I would try to find every possible meaning that I could think of and find something that would not even be close to what the poem...
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  • Syllabus English
    Schedule of 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...
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  • Alter Ego
    telling to the poem. This shows the audience that Harwood acknowledges and explores her inner self, or alter ego, in many different aspects. But the main question Harwood raises is "Who am I?" An ‘alter ego' is defined as; ‘a very close and trusted friend who seems almost a part of yourself'. Harwood...
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  • Advice from a Caterpillar
    , with “crumpling” and “climbing,” and in lines 12-13, with “cryptically,” “confuse,” “change,” and “colors.” The structure of the poem mirrors the sentence structure: short and concise. Part 3> Do a close reading/interpretation of the poem, including both your initial reaction and how that has...
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  • Lit in English
    sections. Section A requires candidates to analyse a given poem or excerpt from a short story. Answers must focus entirely on the particular poem or excerpt, demonstrating a close reading of, and a critical response to it. No reference should be made to extraneous details not found in the poem or the...
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  • Modern Views on John Donne’s Love-Poetry with special Reference to “The Canonization”
    intelligent delight of students in literature as literature.” (Abrams, xxiv) Abrams thus proclaimed close reading (literature as literature) plus background knowledge as the key to enjoy literature. The section on Donne includes 35 poems, most of them are “Songs and Sonnets”. It is one part of a...
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  • Practical Criticism
    it'. It is often said that New Critics were anti-historical and viewed the literary text as a ‘verbal icon', with their context-content separation techniques. I disagree. Taking Percy Shelley's poem Love's Philosophy as an example, close reading of the text would not affect the historical...
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  • Love
    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 racial identity. Your argument does not have to be totalizing...
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  • Eng1501
    Close reading NB: a close reading is not a description from beginning to end: it is a view on a narrative that sees it as a whole, and has a critical opinion on it. Basics The process of close reading is twofold: first, read the text; second, interpret your reading. Interpretation is a...
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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...
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  • Judging a Poetry Competition
    interesting topic, and a fresh point of view.  Such poems often provide an engaging story or a highly observant comparison. Even in the last reading, placement continues to change. Close scrutiny shows if each word works, if syntax flows, and if the poem evokes images, insights, feelings, music...
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  • Poem-a-day analysis
    felt while reading this poem. His last lines were, “Everything waiting. Even the wine barely breathing.” The anxiety of the event to start is causing everyone to be nervous. The most interesting line in the poem that I liked was the third line, “Pulling on boots, fixing their hair, planning what...
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  • Anne Bradstreet - Paper 2
    some women were well educated because the author of these poems was a woman. Through a close reading of Anne Bradstreet's two poems "In Memory of My Dear Grandchild Elizabeth Bradstreet, Who Deceased August, 1665, Being a Year and a Half Old" and "Here Follows Some Verses upon the Burning of Our...
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  • Poetry Essay
    showoff. This last part of the poem really closes you with the passion behind these two women. Just reading the closing lines shows how the young maid wants her life: -”I wish I had feathers, a fine sweeping gown, And a delicate face, and could strut about town!”- “My dear-raw country girl, such as you...
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  • Poetry for Creative Writers
    . After the second round of reading a poem it is best to let the contents of a poem absorb into the mind. Reading a poem out loud can often reveal the message and rhythm in which the poem was composed. Always pay close attention to punctuation in the verses of a poem. For example when you see a...
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  • Poetry Explication
    Poetry Explication 20 May 2012 Questions Entwined into “The Summer I Was Sixteen” Words often have meaning behind what is said, regardless 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...
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