ENGL 110- Discussion 2

  • Dickinson (545) “Because I Could Not Stop for Death”
  • Frost (548) “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”
  • Hardy (548) “The Man He Killed”
  • Shakespeare (555) “Sonnet 55”
  • Wordsworth (557) “Tintern Abbey”
  • Owen (607) “Anthem for Doomed Youth”
  • Elizabeth Browning (611) “Sonnet 14”
  • Eliot (613) “Preludes”
  • Pound (627) “In a Station of the Metro”
  • Shakespeare (628) “Sonnet 130”
  • Keats (654) “To Autumn”
  • Shakespeare (663) “Sonnet 18”
  • Keats (745) “Ode to a Nightingale”

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INITIAL POST (due 9/11):

Use three different imagery concepts (at least one for each poem) from Chapter 13 (or the imagery section in the “Imagery, Symbolism, & Allusion” powerpoint) to analyze three poems from the reading homework. What theme* does the imagery highlight? Refer to and cite specific lines from the poetry. Type the kind of imagery in bold in your post. 

* Remember, a theme is an idea that elucidated throughout the text. “The ephemeral pleasures of the world” is an example of a theme. 

Length: One page (about 250 words) total

Respond in a structured, focused response. This isn’t a free-write in which you just jot down thoughts. Write clear, grammatical sentences, in coherent paragraphs, and use an appropriate tone. Your response should show that you are familiar with the texts. Do not offer a long summary or background information unless it is related to the question.

RESPONSE POST (due 9/12):

Respond to at least one classmate’s post with a thoughtful comment. You are not limited to praise or agreement. If something needs to be pointed out, do it in a polite but clear way. Avoid irrelevant comments; focus on the texts and the classmate’s ideas. Avoid vague comments like “I agree” or “Good work.”

Note: Avoid posting blank or “test” posts. If you are unclear about the instructions or having trouble, contact me before posting.