This Reading Response forum is worth 10 points. Refer to the grading rubric attached to the discussion topic.
CLOSE READING is a way to look deeper into the text. It is taking a deep breath and pausing to look at literary techniques such as symbols, metaphors, imagery, irony, etc…. It is the joy of digging deeper to unlock multiple meanings of the text.
Read the following texts and their notes.**There are literary elements other than those indicated here. However, each example shows one possible interpretation. Think of these as guidelines, and don’t limit yourself to these interpretations.**
Poem “After a Death” by Roo Borson with notes.
Read the Poem “On Her Loving Two Equally,” in The Norton Introduction to Literature, pp. 746-751.
Read the SAMPLE Writing Response Paper, pp. 755-756.
Read the SAMPLE WRITING: Essay, pp. 757-759.
**Choose One (1) POEM below for this Discussion:
POEM: “Facing It” by Yusef Komunyakaa, pp. 1149-1151
POEM: “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden, pp. 846
POEM: “The River Merchant’s Wife: A Letter” by Ezra Pound, pp. 1157-1158
POEM: “Hip Hop” by Mos Def, pp. 926-928
POEM: “My Father’s Song” by Simon Ortiz, pp. 845-846
POEM: “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” by Emily Dickinson, pp. 872-873
**Use MLA in-text citations and include a Work Cited page.
DIRECTIONS: Close Reading of a Text: POEM
Review the glossary and literary lens .
Choose at least one literary term ( theme, tone, imagery and figures of speech, and/or symbol ) to discuss your chosen POEM (listed above) and include your chosen Lens.
NOTE: (200 – 400 words – Include the word count in your post.)
The Norton Introduction to Literature:
Theme and Tone, p. 830
Imagery and Figures of Speech, pp. 382-385, 866-867
Setting, p. 282
Symbol, p. 884
MLA 9th ed.TIPS:
Using MLA 9th ed. Format: https://style.mla.org/mla-format/
MLA 9th ed. Citing Within Your Paper: https://writingcenter.ashford.edu/mla-citing-within-your-paper
MLA 9th ed. Works Cited Page Examples: https://writingcenter.ashford.edu/mla-works-cited-page
MLA 9th ed. Interactive Practice Template: https://style.mla.org/interactive-practice-template/
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