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Imagery and Communication in Poetry and Prose

1. Examine the poetries and demonstrate how its imagery helps communicate its general theme. I am looking for support on how each key image contributes to the poem's total effect. (Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" & William Blake's "The Tiger")
2. LIT1000 Introduction to Literature - Unit Test—Drama—Hamlet
Answer 5 among 7 questions below:
For questions 1-7answer the questions in complete, well-developed short essays. Support your answers with evidence from the play, both text and film. Include reference to Act, scene, and line numbers as follows-- (I, iv, 14-18). This would be a reference to Act I, scene 4, lines 14-18.


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Hi There,
I hope this solution gets to you in time. Reviewing your attachments, I see that you have quite a number of tasks. I have assumed that you needed to complete not just the one attachment but all three and as such I have provided you a guide that will help with them. Robert Frost is one of my favourite poets and his works are among the most respected. Now, as I see it, a good outline to use will be as follows.

1. Robert Frost Poem
a. about the poem - 100 words
b. key themes & symbols - 100 words
c. Impact 100 words

I am assuming that the questions after Task 1 are related to the other materials you have for the class and thus you do not need assistance for such (I can only provide you help with materials I have come to review) but I am sure you will be able to complete the tasks set).

2. Hamlet
a. answer q1-3 (100 words)
b. answer q2-3 (100 words)
c. answer q4-5 (100 words)

3. Poem Multimedia
a. Slide 1 - poem particulars
b. Slide 2 - Themes, discovery and interest
c. Slide 3 - Feelings it invokes
d. Slide 4 - criticism and comprehension

Task 3 is essentially a multimedia presentation which means a likely use of Powerpoint or any other slides. I can only assume that you have access to poetry but since you need exemplification, I have chosen one which I think is a fantastic poem. I have also included images that maybe of use to you. Good luck with your tasks!

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

Robert Frost Poem Review

• Poem: The Road Not Taken
• Year: 1916
• Collection: Mountain Interval

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;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


This poem is the opening poem in Frost's 1916 poetry collection entitled 'Mountain Interval' and follows the iambic tetrameter style of four stanzas. It is a narrative poem - meaning it tells a story about connected events so that the reader or listener reflects on the events narrated and makes meaning from the themes and symbols in the story presented in the context by Frost. His story here is 'non-fiction' as he relates the symbolism of walking down a path that diverges into 2 roads from which he must chose what to take next. He chooses the 'path less travelled' and then reflects later on that it is similar to his own path in life as he chose one which is 'less travelled'.

Themes and Symbols

The road here symbolizes the poet's own life and the diversion on the road is a symbol of the choices he had to make as to a career, or decisions about what to do with his ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of imagery and communication in poetry and the analysis of a work in prose. Studied are 2 poems (Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" & William Blake's "The Tiger") and Shakepeare's Hamlet. Outlines are suggested for each task, with the last poetry analysis to be presented as a Slideshow. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic. For the full tasks given advise on, please see the attached downloadable documents.