symbolism and metaphor –

symbolism and metaphor –

Part 1

Choose a new poem to analyze from the assigned reading list, and title your post with the poem’s title. (The reading list is found in the Syllabus and thread starters, and all of our course readings are in the class eBooks. Click on the book’s title in the Syllabus.) Do not use the poem you analyzed in Week 1’s discussion or essay assignment. Review the Closed List in the thread starters to make sure the poem is still available.

You may use the following questions to develop a paragraph response to your new poem, or you may discuss another more appropriate literary element (e.g., imagery, characterization, theme) as best fits your selection:

  • What are some of the key symbols and/or metaphors in the poem, and how are they used?
  • What are some of the meanings they convey to readers?
  • How do these elements enrich the poem and deepen your understanding of its themes?

Tips:Remember to provide evidence for your claims in the form of quoted passages from the poem. Quotations, paraphrases, and summaries should be cited according to APA rules of style, including in-text and reference citations. Quoted material should not exceed 25% of the document. Check grammar and spelling before posting.

Example APA Reference from the eBook
Blake, W. (2016). The chimney sweeper. In L.G. Kirszner & S.R. Mandell (Eds.), Compact Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing [VitalSource digital version] (p. 959). Boston: Cengage.

Part 2 Poetry Analysis – Final Draft

Consider the feedback you received on the Week 1 rough draft from your instructor, peers, and Smarthinking (if your paper was submitted for review), and determine what changes you want to make. Consider:

  • Do you need a more engaging opener or a stronger thesis?
  • Do you need to reinforce your arguments and add more supporting evidence?
  • Do you have areas to develop or clarify?
  • Are you satisfied with your conclusion?

Once you have revised the essay, review it for editing issues. Run the spell checker and grammar checker in Word, and then proofread, looking for typos the checkers might have missed. Read it aloud to listen for awkward places and to fine tune the flow. Make sure you have applied APA rules of style to source citations as well as the overall formatting of your essay.

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