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Poetry of the Workplace

? Analyze how poets shape their language and use different literary techniques to communicate their selected workplace themes.

? Address any ways in which the poets' choices are especially fitting and any ways in which they are not in discussing the workplace themes. Select poems that share one or more themes to facilitate comparison.

? Analyze the use of specific poetic techniques. All of these poetic techniques need not be addressed, as not all poems use all of them. Focus on explaining those that are most important for the poems and themes in question and the techniques that played the biggest part in your personal response to the material. Use vocabulary from the class and readings.

? Analyze the content of the poetry. What message is the writer trying to express?

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As you first analyze how poets shape their language and use different literary techniques to communicate their selected workplace themes, you might note how Collins in "The Song of the Factory Worker" uses similes such as "You're like a vampire" to advance themes.

The poet also uses the red symbolism associated with the "Red brick building" compare how work sucks the blood from workers as a vampire also devours his victims. The metaphor ...

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Poetry of the Workplace is analyzed.

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