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Be sure that your discussion does not offer plot summary.  The point is to analyze, compare/contrast, discuss, etc.  ALL discussions will be graded based on timeliness of submission, content, organization (standard essay organization is requested–brief intro with thesis, body paragraphs with controlling topic sentences, conclusion), grammar, and mechanics. Including outside information in discussions will be considered plagiarism. 

Your discussion must be at least 350 words. 

Choose EITHER A or B.

A.  Explain how imagery and figures of speech (simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, etc.) are significant one of the poems you were assigned to read. DO NOT use a poem that has already been explained in these sections within your text. Be specific by providing examples from the poem for support.  When citing from a poem, use line numbers in the parenthetical reference instead of page numbers.  Also, be sure to use the forward slash to show when lines of poetry end within a paragraph citation.  

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B.  Explain the importance of word choice, word order, and rhyme/rhythm in one of the poems you were assigned.  DO NOT use a poem that has already been explained in these sections within your text.  Be specific by providing examples from the poem for support.  When citing from a poem, use line numbers in the parenthetical reference instead of page numbers.  Also, be sure to use the forward slash to show when lines of poetry end within a paragraph citation.  


Pick anyone from the following

  • Gwendolyn Brooks, “Medgar Evers
  • Billy Collins, “Introduction to Poetry”
  • Louise Erdrich, “Indian Boarding School: The Runaways”
  • Langston Hughes, “Theme for English B”
  • Linda Pastan, “Ethics”
  • Cynthia Rylant, “God Went to Beauty School”
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