McKale, Motte, Taylor, Veal, Yan 1
Preston McKale, Joey Yan, Jason Taylor, Nicholas Veal, Carley Motte Ms. Belzyt
World Literature 3B
13 February 2015
Rationale of “Buying Rations in Kabul”
In the poem, “Buying Rations in Kubul,” Griswold uses vivid imagery and shifts to . engage the reader in the poem. We decided that we would show these techniques in multiple ways while presenting the poem. This will help our listeners to understand, what we think, is important in the poem. It will also display the key literary features that are used in the poem. In the poem “Buying Rations in Kubul” Eliza Griswold displays the gratitude from someone in war ridden places by using visual imagery and shifts.
The first technique that we thought was most important to show was the visual imagery in the poem. We will be making this evident by acting it out in front of the audience. This will show the audience that, in the poem, this was meant to be displayed in their mind by the author. Instead of the audience taking their focus away trying to imagine the situation, they will be able to focus more on the poem by being able to see what is going on right before their eyes. Again, we will show the technique of visual imagery by showing the audience in real life. The second technique we will display is the shift that is included within the poem. We will demonstrate this by having different people recite separate pieces of the poem. In the first part of the poem, Griswold is describing the scene and the food being purchased. This first part will be read by the first group of people. In the second piece of the poem, Griswold tells of how this event is taking place in a territory of war when saying “and thank us twice for bringing
McKale, Motte, Taylor, Veal, Yan 2
peace/as, meals in hand, we leave the store./Of course they know that any peace/that must be ...
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