Discussion 8A: Interpreting Poetry No unread replies.No replies. This week

Discussion 8A: Interpreting Poetry

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This week we will be practicing interpreting poetry. There are 100s of outstanding poets in history, so it is difficult to narrow down which ones for me to choose this week! Please review the bios and a selection of poems from the following five poets:

Rumi

Bio: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/jalal-al-din-rumi (Links to an external site.)

Poems: https://www.khamush.com/poems.html (Links to an external site.)

Langston Hughes

Bio: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/langston-hughes (Links to an external site.)

Poems: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poems/44733 (Links to an external site.)

Basho

Bio: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/basho (Links to an external site.)

Poems: https://www.poemhunter.com/matsuo-basho/ (Links to an external site.)

Shakespeare

Sonnets: https://www.tweetspeakpoetry.com/2015/06/25/top-ten-shakespeare-sonnets/ (Links to an external site.)

Pablo Neruda

Bio: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/pablo-neruda (Links to an external site.)

Poems: https://www.poemhunter.com/pablo-neruda/ (Links to an external site.)

Initial Post

Choose one poem from the above listed poems. Then complete the following:

1. Paste and cite the poem. 

2. Discuss in your own words what you think the underlying meaning is in the poem. 

3. Discuss the literary elements used in the poem that helped you interpret the meaning of the poem. 

Responses to Others

Respond to at least two other posts. Discuss the similarities and differences of the literary elements the authors used. Also, is your interpretation of their poem the same of different from what they identified? Explain. 

 

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