Figs of speech | Literature homework help

 

Objectives

  • Identify the use of figures of speech, symbols, allegory, irony, and/or sound in a poem
  • Describe how these elements affect interpretations of the poem

Instructions

1.  Choose one of the following four poems:

o  Jim Stevens’ “Schizophrenia”

o  Martin Espada’s “Bully”

o  Alexander Pope’s from “An Essay on Criticism”

o  Lewis Carroll’s “Jabberwocky”

2.  Use as many of the elements of poetry as you find useful (but a minimum of two), to describe the effect of the poem. You should also include a paragraph describing how you would interpret the poem.

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