In this journal entry, respond to the assignment/questions listed below. Your response should be cohesive (in paragraph form, not as a list). Use academic writing conventions, and proofread before submitting. For journal entries, always copy and paste text into the journal entry (do not attach files; do not write in the comments box). Don’t consult any outside sources. If you’d like to quote a text, be sure to include an MLA-style citation. All quotes should be in quotation marks (see MLA Help in Resources area for advice on this).
Your journal entry should be a cohesive 300-400-word entry.
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Choose either “The Red Wheelbarrow” or “Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda” to discuss in your journal entry.
Answer each of the questions below about the poem you’ve chosen. Write in complete sentences, and include examples from the poem where necessary. No citations are required; do not consult outside sources.
- Who is the speaker? What do you know about him or her?
- In this poem, what is the speaker responding to? What event, occasion or memory is discussed?
- Choose two or three words and explain what emotion or tone those words convey.
- Find an example of a concrete detail (a specific physical place or object) and explain why the author used it in this poem.
- How does the author mix concrete and abstract details? (Examples and definitions of “concrete” and “abstract” are in the glossary in your textbook)
- Discuss briefly why you chose this poem. Do you think it speaks to you or speaks for you? Why or why not?
Write in clear and complete sentences, proofread carefully, and be sure to include the name of the poem and poet. Don’t attach a document, but type (or paste) text into the text box for the journal entry. You are encouraged to use quotations from the poem to support or illustrate your points, but otherwise, don’t consult any outside sources or website. Rely on your reading of the poem and the information from our lessons.