Robert Hayden • “Those Winter Sundays”

Robert Hayden • “Those Winter Sundays”.

Select a poem . Reflect on the aspects of poetry we studied this week, including figurative language, powerful words, diction, and imagery. Analyzing your poem carefully by addressing the following:

Describe the meaning of the poem. What words or ideas in the poem lead you to this meaning?
Choose at least five words or figures of speech within the poem that are particularly powerful to you. Identify each, and explain how they are powerful.
Choose at least five poetic elements, and identify how they are used within the poem. (Examples of poetic elements include diction, alliteration, simile, metaphor, connotation, etc.)
Reflect on how the words and poetic elements within the poem contributed to your understanding and enjoyment of the poem.

Robert Hayden • “Those Winter Sundays”
Adrienne Rich • “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers”
William Butler Yeats • “The Lake Isle of Innisfree”
• “The Second Coming”
Robert Frost • “Out, Out—”
• “Fire and Ice”
• “Desert Places”
• “Nothing Gold Can Stay”
William Stafford • “Ask Me”
Theodore Roethke • “My Papa’s Waltz”
• Weldon Kees

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Robert Hayden • “Those Winter Sundays”

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