Symbolism and Metaphor 

By the due date assigned, post your response of at least 150-200 words to the Discussion Area. By the end of the week, comment on at least two of your classmates' submissions.


Choose a new poem to analyze from the assigned reading list. Do not use one you analyzed in Week 1’s discussion or essay assignment. Use the following questions to develop a paragraph response to your new poem:


  • How are symbols and metaphors used in the poem?
  • What are some of the key symbols and/or metaphor in the poem? 
  • What are some of the meanings they convey to readers?
  • How do these elements enrich the poem and deepen your understanding of its themes?

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