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    Using all that you have learned thus far, analyze how the imagery used in the following poems advances the themes of the poets and convey meaning:

    - "The Times They Are a-Changin" by Bob Dylan
    - "Bonny Barbara Allen " by Anonymous
    - "Ex-Basketball Player" by John Updike
    - "Mother to Son" by Langston Hughes
    - "Ballad of the Landlord"
    - "Perfect Dress by Marisa de los Santos
    - "Beat! Beat! Drums!" by Walt Whitman
    - "Recuerdo" by Edna St. Vincent Milay

    Write 3-4 paragraphs explaining how the poets use imagery to advance their themes and convey meaning about life.

    - Support your position with evidence from the poems
    - Provide cited evidence from the poems themselves.

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    You were asked to review the poems listed and identify their themes based on the imagery expressed. I have listed each of the poems below with examples of imagery and the overarching themes of each piece. I hope this is helpful to you.

    Dr. B.

    - "The Times They Are a-Changin" by Bob Dylan
    water imagery ("sink like a stone")--theme: If we do not adjust to our surroundings then we will not be successful in a future that demands flexibility and change.
    writing imagery ("Come writers and critics Who prophesize with your ...