Poetry Assignment and Discussion Assignment

My English homework is include 2 different parts:

First: Poetry Assignment

Follow the journal instructions:

Complete a journal entry for each of the four poems above (four entries total), using the following categories and using the two columns (evidence and interpretation). Make sure to complete the reading above first regarding poetry terms so you will better understand each category:

Diction (What type of diction is used)

Connotations (What are the connotations of certain significant words in the poem—beyond the denotative, or literal, meaning?)

Persona (Who is the speaker of the poem? That is, what is the persona the poet has adopted?)

Tone (What is the tone of the poem?)

Syntax (What strikes you about the syntax of the poem?)

Ambiguity (Are there any ambiguities or contradictions in the poem? What are they?)

Imagery (What types of images are created?)

Metaphor/Simile (What types of metaphors or similes are used? And how?)

Meter (What type of meter is used? What words are emphasized owing to the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables?)

Rhyme (What do you notice about the rhyme scheme? )

Punctuation (What do you notice about the punctuation?)

Sounds (How is the poem using sound? )

Themes (What themes does the poem raise?)

Anything else and choose the journal entry you are most proud of. It could be for one of the following:

“Success is counted sweetest” (759)

“Water, is taught by thirst” (760)

“The Soul selects her own Society” (766)

“I dwell in possibility” (767)

(Please let me know which one you want to work on it, and I’ll send you the file.)

You should type your insights and upload the file. I would expect around 10 details in your evidence column. In your interpretation column, explain why the details you chose are important and what you’re starting to wonder and realize. It’s ok to ask yourself questions in your journal. But you want to also make some statements.


Second: Discussion

Emily Dickinson wrote a poem about Thanksgiving in 1864.

One day is there of the series

One day is there of the series
Termed “Thanksgiving Day”
Celebrated part at table
Part in memory –
Neither Ancestor nor Urchin
I review the Play –
Seems it to my Hooded thinking
Reflex Holiday
Had There been no sharp subtraction
From the early Sum –
Not an acre or a Caption
Where was once a Room
Not a mention whose small Pebble
Wrinkled any Sea,
Unto such, were such Assembly,
‘Twere “Thanksgiving day” –

Your initial post should respond to both questions below and should be between 250-300 words. In your response, be sure to include reference to specific details from the poem.

1) What patterns do you notice in the poem?

2) What aspects of the poem deviate from the patterns that you noticed?

3) How might the patterns and the unrelated elements be working together?

4) What questions do you still have regarding the poem’s meaning?

Moreover, I want you to respond meaningfully to TWO of my classmates’ posts, and those responses should be at least 100 words.

I can send you my classmate’s posts, after I submitted discussion post.