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I’m working on a english writing question and need an explanation to help me und


I’m working on a english writing question and need an explanation to help me understand better.The task for Essay #3 is to respond to an article that offers information about and analysis of a poet and his / her work, which helps you develop an interpretation of one or more of his / her poems. Select one poet we have read this term whose voice touched you in some way: because of the feelings it expressed or the ideas it presented. What can you learn about the poet’s life and times that perhaps adds to your appreciation and understanding of the poem? How does a critical article interpret a specific poem? Might you offer a similar or different view?Begin by explaining what interests you in the poem. Do you relate to its speaker—sympathize, get where he / she is coming from, identify with him / her—or, conversely, do you find the speaker odd, hard to make heads or tails of, dislikeable? What does the poem get you thinking about? You do not have to begin with a positive reaction. You can write about how and why a poem turned you off, puzzled you, seemed strange or difficult or unsettling. But start with yourself: describe your initial reactions to listening to the speaker’s tone of voice and observing the images he / she pictures—or the story he / she tells—or the setting –or other characters in addition to the speaker—or some theme that appears to be a message the poem conveys.So first explain your initial reaction to the poem—what draws you to it or, if you like, what bothers your about it—and why. It is fine to place your response in the context of your own experience and observations. When have you felt the way a speaker seems to feel? Can you empathize with the speaker? Do you feel differently about the sort of issues the poem raises? Why so?Next do some research on the QCC Library’s data base or the internet and find secondary sources that offer information relevant to making sense out of the poem and / or critical readings of the poem that might help you clarify or cause you to question your ideas about it. Learn something about the author’s life and the time period when the poem was written. What does the biographical or historical context add to your understanding of the poet / poem? How does information about Hughes’ role in the Harlem Renaissance affect your reading of his poetry? What sort of interpretations of a Frost poem can you find that support or complicate or contradict your own understanding of what the poet might have been expressing?Then come to some conclusion about the poet or the poem. Develop a thesis about how and why a secondary source affects your interpretation of the poem—helps confirm or possibly leads you to qualify or rethink your response and ideas. Summarize what you learn from a secondary source. Describe the process of how it impacts your understanding of the poet and what he / she expresses. Develop a detailed explanation of how the elements of a poem—the tone and images, the setting and the narrative, the characters and the possible themes—offer illustration and evidence of your ideas. What does the contrast between the “spade” and the “pen” reveal about Seamus Heaney in “Digging”? What sort of “history” does Eavan Boland resist when she tells the story of her grandmother’s troubles in “Eviction”? What does W.B. Yeats seem to be feeling, how would you describe his voice, as he pictures the setting of “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” while he “stand[s] on the roadway, or on the pavements grey” (l. 11)?The draft you write should include the following parts:An Introduction that focuses attention of your thesis—the primary idea or overall point you have come to, the conclusion (not to be confused with the end of your paper) that you have arrived at as a result of exploring how your initial reaction to a poem / poet is affected by information and interpretation you find in a secondary source.A description of the process of reading that led to your initial reaction to the poem or poet, explaining how and why specific elements in the poet’s work—details of tone of voice and image, along with setting, story, character, theme—affected you emotionally or intellectually or both. What did the poem make you feel or think about? How and why did it do so?A summary of your secondary research: What information did you learn? What sort of interpretation did a scholarly analysis in a secondary source offer and what evidence did the article cite in support of its argument.A clearly reasoned argument for your own interpretation: What do you think a specific poem is expressing and what do you think about the poet as a result? Explain how your secondary research as well as the details of the poem supports, affects, complicates your interpretation.A Concluding paragraph that comments on your main point and perhaps suggests a direction for further thought on the subject.Poems by Langston Hughes:…………
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