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Read the Explication: Revealing the Nature of a Poem.
Select a poem from the below readings or another from the text.
Read the following selections of Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing:
Ch. 14 – “Reading a Poem”
Ch. 15 – “Listening to a Voice”
Ch. 16 – “Words”
Ch. 17 – “Saying and Suggesting”
Ch. 18 – “Imagery”
Ch. 22 – “Rhythm”
Ch. 25 – “Symbol”
“Mending Wall,” Robert Frost
“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” T. S. Eliot
“Daddy,” Sylvia Plath
“The Facebook Sonnet,” Sherman Alexie
“A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning,” John Donne
“To His Coy Mistress,” Andrew Marvell
“My Papa’s Waltz,” Theodore Roethke
“Rites of Passage,” Sharon Olds
“By Accident,” Julia Alvarez
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper based on a close reading of this poem.
Include your interpretation of the poet’s thoughts and feelings, along with details about how the poet used literary conventions and poetic devices, such as meter, imagery, and symbolism, to communicate the meaning of the poem.
Conclude with an explanation of how the poet and readers rely on imagination for interpreting the meaning of the selected poem.
Format your paper according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.