Sujata Bhatt A Different History Analysis

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The POETRY RESPONSE and ANALYSIS should contain the following information: In introductory paragraph 1. Title of poem (poem titles should be in quotes) 2. Author’s name 3. Meaning or theme of poem In body paragraphs 4. An analysis of the poem in which you describe its unique features of style, form, and language and explain your understanding of its meaning. Be sure to point out unique features even if you do not know the exact terminology to describe them. Each response/analysis should be at least one typed page. Make sure you turn in an annotated copy of the poem you analyzed stapled to the back of your analysis. Remember each topic sentence should link back to your thesis (echo word). Make sure you have a concluding paragraph which links back to the main idea or big idea (the theme) of the poem. 5. Read all the poems from the list every week. You can find them on line or in any number of poetry anthologies. Read the poems at different times, in different places, and in different moods. Although you are only required to respond on paper to one poem, you will benefit from becoming acquainted with all the poems on the list. Poetry R and A # 1 POETS AND POETRY “Introduction to Poetry” by Billy Collins “Ars Poetica” by Archibald MacLeish “Notes on the Art of Poetry” by Dylan Thomas “How to be a Poet” by Wendell Berry “A New Poet” by Linda Pastan Poetry R and A # 2 WORDS, IMAGES, RHETORICAL FIGURES, TONE “The Forge” by Seamus Heaney “Reapers” by Jean Toomer “To Autumn” by John Keats “Bereft” by Robert Frost “Mind” by Richard Wilbur Poetry R and A # 3 PROSODY, FORM, and PATTERNS IN POETRY “Old Ladies’ Home” by Sylvia Plath “Constantly risking

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