Respond to this discussion activity by constructing a one-paragraph argument about one of the following topics:
IT WILL BE MLA STYLE!!!!!!!!
- The tone of one of the assigned poems;
- a dominant theme of one of the assigned poems;
- the speaker of one of the assigned poems;
- the use of irony in one of the assigned poems.
Once you have selected a topic:
- Make a claim in response to one of the topics above.
- Add evidence to support your claim in the form of a quotation to illustrate the point you are making.
- Add analysis by explaining how your quote proves or illustrates your claim.
- William Butler Yeats, “The Lake Isle of Innisfree”
- Robert Hayden, “Those Winter Sundays”
- Adrienne Rich, “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers”
- Anonymous, “Sir Patrick Spence”
- Robert Frost, “Out, Out—“
- Robert Browning, “My Last Duchess”
- John Dyer, excerpt from In The Fleece
- William Stafford, “Ask Me”
- Theodore Roethke, “My Papa’s Waltz”
- Stephen Crane, “The Wayfarer”
- Anne Bradstreet, “The Author to Her Book”
- Walt Whitman, “To A Locomotive in Winter”
- Emily Dickinson, “I like to see it lap the Miles”
- Gwendolyn Brooks, “Speech to the Young. Speech to the Progress-Toward”
- Weldon Kees, “For My Daughter”
- Natasha Trethewey, “White Lies”
- Edwin Arlington Robinson, “Luke Havergal”
- Anonymous, “Dog Haiku”
- William Wordsworth, “I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud”
- Charlotte Mew, “The Farmer’s Bride”
- William Carlos Williams, “The Red Wheelbarrow”
- Robert Creeley, “Oh No”
- H. Auden, “The Unknown Citizen”
- Sharon Olds, “Rite of Passage”
- Sarah N. Cleghorn, “The Golf Links”
- Edna St. Vincent Millay, “Second Fig”
- Thomas Hardy, “The Workbox”
or online source