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“Fire Tree”
Please respond to ONE OR TWO of these questions. Read your classmates’ posts to make sure you don’t say something they already said. We’re aiming toward analyzing the meaning of the poem. Please try to have conversations with your peers:
Pick a revision that the author did. Why do you think she made that revision? How did it improve the poem?
Are there any repeated images? Words? Colors? Phrases? Patterns? Why do you think the poet repeats these? (just pick one of these– leave some opportunities for others!)
Think about its “tone” or atmosphere. Does it rhyme? Does it have a rhythm/meter? Are the verbs all active? What kinds of adjectives– dark? Happy? etc.
Are there metaphors, similes, etc.? Allusions to elements outside the poem (references to the Bible, Greek Myth, contemporary television)?
Consonance? Assonance? Alliteration? Onomatopoeia?
What is the literal meaning of the poem (the denotation)?
What do you think the poet is trying to say with this poem (the connotation)?
“Hope is a Thing with Feathers”
Please respond to ONE OR TWO of these questions. Read your classmates’ posts to make sure you don’t say something they already said. We’re aiming toward analyzing the meaning of the poem. Please try to have conversations with your peers:
“Hope is a Thing with Feathers”
When was the poem written (or when was the poet alive)? Is there anything in the author’s biography that might be relevant?
Are there any repeated images? Words? Colors? Phrases? Patterns? Why do you think the poet repeats these? (just pick one of these– leave some opportunities for others!)
Think about its “tone” or atmosphere. Does it rhyme? Does it have a rhythm/meter? Are the verbs all active? What kinds of adjectives– dark? Happy? etc.
Are there metaphors, similes, etc.? Allusions to elements outside the poem (references to the Bible, Greek Myth, contemporary television)?
Consonance? Assonance? Alliteration? Onomatopoeia?
What is the literal meaning of the poem?
What do you think the poet is trying to say with this poem?
American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin
Please respond to ONE OR TWO of these questions. Read your classmates’ posts to make sure you don’t say something they already said. We’re aiming toward analyzing the meaning of the poem. Please try to have conversations with your peers:
When was the poem written (or when was the poet alive)? Is there anything in the author’s biography that might be relevant?
Are there any repeated images? Words? Colors? Phrases? Patterns? Why do you think the poet repeats these? (just pick one of these– leave some opportunities for others!)
Think about its “tone” or atmosphere. Does it rhyme? Does it have a rhythm/meter? Are the verbs all active? What kinds of adjectives– dark? Happy? etc.
Are there metaphors, similes, etc.? Allusions to elements outside the poem (references to the Bible, Greek Myth, contemporary television)?
Consonance? Assonance? Alliteration? Onomatopoeia?
What is the literal meaning of the poem (the denotation)?
What do you think the poet is trying to say with this poem (the connotation)? DIscuss this one with your peers.

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