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Transcript of Poetry Essay
The following two poems present animal-eye views of the world. Read each poem carefully.
Then write an essay in which you analyze the techniques used in the poems to characterize the speakers and convey differing views of the world.
Compare and contrast the poems
, analyzing the poetic techniques, such as
point of view and tone
, that each writer uses to make his point
about coming of age
Write an essay analyzing how Waniek
uses literary techniques
to develop the complex
meanings that the speaker attributes to The Century Quilt
. You may wish to consider such elements as
structure, imagery, and tone
Write an essay in which you analyze how Field employs
adapting the Icarus myth to a contemporary setting
Write a well-organized essay in which you analyze how Shakespeare uses elements such as
allusion, figurative language, and tone
to his dismissal from court.
Analyze how the literary techniques used in this poem contribute to its meaning
Analyze how the poet conveys the complex relationship of the father and the son through the use of literary devices such as point of view and structure
The following two poems present animal-eye views of the world. Read each poem carefully. Then write an essay in which you analyze the techniques used in the poems to characterize the speakers and
convey differing views of the world.
read / annotate
read then annotate
Read and annotate
point of view
denotation vs connotation
Reveal how literary techniques like imagery and point of view contribute to the protagonist’s view of humanity.
Through imagery and point of view, the author reveals that the protagonist detests humanity.
Through vivid descriptions of the protagonist’s internal monologue throughout the passage and the repeated contrast of darkness (in relation to the protagonist) and lightness (in relation to the outside world), the author proves that the protagonist’s desire to fit in has driven him first to hope, later, depression and finally, to seclusion.