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 -word entry.
Clicking on the assignment name above should open the submission screen, please follow the directions listed there to submit your assignment.
Choose wither of these poems: “Quinceanera”, “Do not go gentle…” “Harlem,” or “Metaphors”. Re-read the poem and consider its use of figurative language and its theme. What idea or statement is this poem trying to send to its readers?
Answer each of the questions below about the poem you’ve chosen. Write in complete sentences, and include examples from the poem where necessary. You are encouraged to quote from the poem (be sure to integrate the quotes into your own sentences), and you can also embed an image if you would like to create or find one that you think reflects the poem’s meaning. The “Insert/Edit Image” button in the menu about (it has a mountain and sun) will enable you to add an image to your entry. Again, don’t attach a separate file.
a. What use of figurative language stands out the most to you in this poem?
b. What type of figurative language is it?
c. What meaning is conveyed by the figurative language?
d. Why do you think the author use figurative language, rather than stating something literally?
e. How does this use of figurative language relate to or emphasize the theme of the poem?
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.