Prepare: Read “We Real Cool” and “My Papa’s Waltz” These clips demonstrate the importance of performance, rhythm, and musicality in the poetic form.
Answer the following question about one the poems
What is the theme of the poem? How do you know this is the theme?
What poetic devices (ex. rhythm, figurative language, etc.) are used in the poem? Offer at least two examples.
How do these poetic devices contribute to the development of the poem’s message?
Support your ideas with textual details and analyses
Describe your listening experience of the same poem you wrote about above.
How did hearing the poem recited aloud compare to a silent reading of it?
Did the performance highlight certain words or phrases that were not as apparent in a silent reading?
Did the pace change and, if so, how did it change your understanding of the poem?
Did words have different connotations and, if so, what kind(s) of connotation did you associate with the poem?
Do you think reading poetry aloud is a worthwhile endeavor when analyzing it? Why? or why not?
I need my text book references in my homework as a resource when doing my work..
Clugston, R.W. (2014). Journey into Literature (2nd ed.) retrieved from: https//content.ashford.edu/books/AUENG125
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