Roethke, "My Papa's Waltz"
Hayden, "Those Winter Sundays"
Coleman, "Dear Mama"
Gluck, "Gretel in Darkness"
Mirikitani, "Suicide Note"
Randall, "Ballad of Birmingham"
Rich, "Living in Sin"
Sagel, "Baca Grande"
Brooks, "We Real Cool"
Brooke, "The Soldier"
Owen, "Dulce Et Decorum Est"
Atwood, "You Fit Into Me"
Williams, "Red Wheelbarrow"
Pound, "In a Station of the Metro"
The instructions for this Discussion Question are different than the ones you've done before. Be sure to read them carefully so you understand what's required. This Discussion Question is worth 50 points, rather than 20.
You are required to answer the following question. This question is due no later than Friday, January 26.
Please answer the question as thoughtfully as possible, after reading the lecture. Then post your answer to the English 102 Message Board by the deadline. Your thesis statement must be clear, precise and explicit. Support your thesis with specific details, examples, and direct quotes from the poems. Your answer should be about 500 words long. An answer which does not include direct quotes from the poems cannot receive a grade higher than a 35, which is a C. You should cite your quotes, but no Works Cited list is required for these answers.
For this Discussion Question, you are not required to post responses to other students' answers. You are, of course, welcome to do so if you want to, but your points will be assigned based on just your answer this time. No responses required.
We will be using the Canvas Discussion Board for this class. Click on the link below to get to the Canvas portal, sign in, and then click on the box for this class. You will find the "Discussions" link on the left side of the screen:
Remember: This discussion question is worth a possible 50 points. Late answers will receive 0 points. Points will be assigned according to the thoughtfulness of your answer, not by whether it is "right" or not, since sometimes there is no "right" answer. Just be sure your ideas are supported by the material in the play (see Lecture 1).
Choose several poems (at least three) by the same poet: what consistencies of style and theme do you find? You may write ONLY about one of the poets whose work we read for this class (i.e., one of the poets listed above), and you may use ONLY their poetry (no plays or short stories). You can find more of their poems online.