Poetry – 4 weeks How do poets use poetic devices to illuminate the human condition?
In your discussion, show how both of these meanings relate to the title.
Prompt: Write an essay in which you analyze how the language of the poem reflects the changing perceptions and emotions of the speaker as he considers the metamorphosis of the dead groundhog.
She was carried off to Troy by the Trojan prince Paris, and her abduction was the immediate cause of the Trojan War. Considering such elements as speaker, diction, imagery, form, and tone, write a well-organized essay in which you contrast the speakers’ views of Helen.
Prompt: Read carefully the following poem by the colonial American poet, Anne Bradstreet.
Read the poem carefully and then write an essay in which you analyze how the poem reveals the speaker’s complex conception of a “woman's world.”Prompt: Read the following poem carefully, paying particular attention to the physical intensity of the language.
Then write a well-organized essay in which you explain how the poet conveys not just a literal description of picking blackberries but a deeper understanding of the whole experience.Then write a well-organized essay in which you discuss their similarities and differences.In your essay, be sure to consider both theme and style.Unit Essay: How do form & use of literary devices influence meaning in a chosen poet’s work? “Spinster” – 1078 – Read – find unusual words that may have ? Examining and analyzing a selection of poems from a poet of the student’s choosing (among offered selected poets) – explore what poetic devices and common poetic forms the poet is using consistently. You may wish to include analysis of such elements as diction, imagery, metaphor, rhyme, rhythm, and form.Prompt: In each of the following poems, the speaker responds to the conditions of a particular place and time – England in 1802 in the first poem, the United States about 100 years later in the second. Then write an essay in which you compare and contrast the two poems and analyze the relationship between them.Using specific references to the text, show how verse form and language contribute to the reader's understanding of these attitudes.Prompt: Write an essay in which you explain how the organization of the poem and the use of concrete details reveal both its literal and its metaphorical meanings.Prompt: In the soliloquy, King Henry laments his inability to sleep.In a well-organized essay, briefly summarize the King's thoughts and analyze how the diction, imagery, and syntax help to convey his state of mind.