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Reaction to teaching British and German trench poetry

Title: Teaching World War I poetry--comparatively Author(s): Margot Norris Source: College Literature. 32.3 (Summer 2005): p136. From Literature Resource Center. Document Type: Article In his magisterial book, A War Imagined: The First World War and English Culture, Samuel Hynes describes the challenge that World War I p

Poem Comparison

Compare the two soldiers' poems: â?¢ Issac Rosenberg's (British) poem: http://www.firstworldwar.com/poetsandprose/rosenberg.htm â?¢ August Stramm's (German) poem in translation: http://www.firstworldwar.com/poetsandprose/stramm.htm

Summarize Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken."

Summarize the meaning of the poem below focusing on the concluding stanza. The Road Not Taken Two roads diverged in a yellow wood And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; 5 Then took the other, as just as fair An

An interpretation of Frost's poem, "Out, Out,"

1) Interpreting the poem and understanding the implications of the lines. 2) annotating, such as the words and phrases that are significant and why they are. 3) Which words convey a lot of meaning in the poem? Such as the connotations? How can I recognize these? 4) What re the key images in the poem that provide sensor

life themes in poems

"When Death Comes," "Dover Beach," and "Fire and Ice" Qhat do these three poems say about the fundamental nature of human condition? In other words, what do the poems say about what it means to be human in the world? How do you want to live your life? You've heard the expression, "Life is not a rehearsal;" how do you want t

The impact of war poems

How does the graphic horror of Owen's "Dulce et Decorum Est Pro Patria Moriâ" compare with the descriptions of war in "The Things They Carried"? How do either or both compare with the ironic, almost detached, musings of the soldier in Hardy's "The Man He Killed"? What do the poems in this unit say about glory or heroism in war

The Colored Soldiers Poem

1) Who is the audience for this poem, "The Colored Soldiers"? 2) How might this poem have been received by its intended audience? How do we know this? (Based on what lines in the poem?) 3) What is the significance of this poem?

Frederick Douglass' parallels with Harper's poems are presented.

When I read Douglassâ??sâ?? descriptions of the violence toward slaves my stomach literally churned and I was sickened. Prior to this book I had never read anything as graphically repulsive as when Douglass described the whipping of Aunt Hester. In the past when I would reflect on slavery, my focus would mostly be on the lac

Political Poems: Song of myself and Leaves of Grass

Consider the selections from Song of Myself in historical context. These poems were written less than six years before the Civil War and the country was embroiled in a national debate about slavery. Later, Whitman revised Leaves of Grass at least six times. Do you sense that some of these poems are political? Are they meant to c

Analyze the writer

Choose one: Lee, "My Father, in Heaven, Is Reading Aloud" Hemphill, "Commitments" Spiegelman, "Prisoner From Hell Planet" and images from Maus Silko, "Yellow Woman" O'Brien, "The Things They Carried" Forche, "The Colonel" Vonnegut, "Harrison Bergeron" Szymborska, "On Death, Without Exaggeration" (1569) Petry,

Frost's poetry explication

Frost, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" Frost, "The Road Not Taken" Frost, "Acquainted with the Night" 1. Read all three of Robert Frost's poems in the text. 2. Read William H. Pritchard's analysis and appreciation of "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" on the Modern American Poetry website. Click on the link and

Poetry help

Read six poems on love Shakespeare, "Let me not to the marriage of true minds" Anne Bradstreet, "To my Dear and Loving Husband" e.e. cummings, "somewhere i have never travelled" Wislawa Szymborska, "True Love" Sharon Olds, "True Love" Susan Minot, "My Husband's Back" As you read these poems be thinking about which

"My Papa's Waltz" by Roethke

-Read "My Papa's Waltz" of Roethke at least twice and underline at least five of the most vivid words--nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. If you're not sure what a word means--like countenance--then define it in order to discover its denotations. Then list all of the connotations you can think of for each word. What images, moods, a

Roethke's poem analysis is briefly achieved.

1) Which poetic devices has Roethke used in his poem? 2) How has Roethke's use of these devices affected the meaning or feeling of the poem? 3) How does Roethke's use of these devices contribute to the understanding of the poem? 4) How important is rhythm in the poem to convey meaning or feeling? 5) How important is

Writing about Poetry gives specific examples of how to write a response paper to a piece of poetry. In this case, the poem is "The Future," by Billy Collins. Besides offering assistance in analyzing the poem, information is also provided in how to provide documentation using the MLA format, including the construction of a Works Cited page.

Poem: "The Future," by Billy Collins Assignment: Write a response to the poem noticing as many details, emotions, and themes as possible. Quote from the poem in your response paper. Your analysis should include evidence from the text to support your views. All references and quotations must be clearly cited using the MLA pa

Bedford & Frost poems' contrast and comparison

Details: Your manager at Java House has asked you to put together a minilesson reviewing the aspects of poetry. Beforehand, she would like for you to a research paper in APA format encompassing the topic of the chapter. To best exemplify your skills with the topic, you have decided to break it down into two portions: 1.You m

Frost's poetry summary is briefly embedded.

Â?¢What are the literary elements of plot, character, setting and point of view? â?¢Which of these elements are most important in developing the theme of a story? â?¢How do these elements contribute to the readerâ??s understanding and enjoyment of the story? â?¢How the following literary elements (plot, character, se

English Composition Question

use three (3) conventional elements of literature to help you develop a literary analysis of your own on Brooksâ?? â??The Bean Eaters.â?(see the attached poem in the attachment) Remember that a literary analysis is not a personal reaction to the poem. Instead, it is an argument made about it. Assert a main claim (thesis) a

Workplace Poetry Questions

1. What workplace themes do you find most often appearing in poetry, as evidenced by the assigned course readings? Why? 2. Use specific examples from at least two poems from the assigned textbook reading to support your answer to the following question: Can literature save us from some of the more deadly features of every

Comparative Analysis - Work Poetry

Select 3 poems from the attachment that share one or more themes for comparison. Need approximately on the 3 selected poems analyzing the relationship between language and content. Do not use or provide quotes from any sources outside those in the attachment. Explain the relationship of poetic technique and workplace themes a

Interpretation of Walt Whitman's Astronomer Poem

What implications or interpretation is you get from reading it. When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer When I heard the learn'd astronomer, When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me, When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them, When I sitting heard the astronomer where he

Comparative Analysis

? 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 c

Jones Very and Claude McKay

Compare and contrast those two poets Compare their styles and themes Discuss the historical context of each and how this had an effect of their style of writting. Discuss if either poet has an impact on the other. Discuss the poems' connection to you, as a modern readers. The New World By Jones Very THE NIGHT tha

Compare and contrast those two poems by Jones Very

Compare and contrast those two poems by jones very. Compare their themes, discuss the poems' meaning in context to the poets life and surrounds at the date it was written, and discuss the poems' connection to you, as a modern readers. The New Birth A new life;--thoughts move not

Basics behind poetry

The discussion with your team of writers was very effective and you have realized that your writers need to be given some instruction on the basics behind poetry. Beforehand, you put together a research paper encompassing a discussion of poetry. To best exemplify your skills with the topic, you have decided to break it down i

Discuss strategies for effectively evaluating poetry

For the upcoming poetry topic, you decide you want to engage your writers in an online brainstorming session. You go ahead and put together an overview of points of discussion that everyone should complete and circulate. Your discussion should consist of the following: Discuss strategies for effectively evaluating poetry