Explain how imagery and figures of speech are significant, English homework help

Be sure that your discussion does not offer plot summary.  The point is to analyze, compare/contrast, discuss, etc.  ALL discussions will be graded based on timeliness of submission, content, organization (standard essay organization is requested–brief intro with thesis, body paragraphs with controlling topic sentences, conclusion), grammar, and mechanics.

Choose EITHER A or B. 


A.  Explain how imagery and figures of speech (simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, etc.) are significant one of the poems you were assigned to read. DO NOT use a poem that has already been explained in these sections within your text. Be specific by providing examples from the poem for support.  When citing from a poem, use line numbers in the parenthetical reference instead of page numbers.  Also, be sure to use the forward slash to show when lines of poetry end within a paragraph citation.  See the formatting examples in your text for details.

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B.  Explain the importance of word choice, word order, and rhyme/rhythm in one of the poems you were assigned.  DO NOT use a poem that has already been explained in these sections within your text.  Be specific by providing examples from the poem for support.  When citing from a poem, use line numbers in the parenthetical reference instead of page numbers.  Also, be sure to use the forward slash to show when lines of poetry end within a paragraph citation.  


assigned poems

  • Gwendolyn Brooks, “Medgar Evers
  • Billy Collins, “Introduction to Poetry”
  • Louise Erdrich, “Indian Boarding School: The Runaways”
  • Langston Hughes, “Theme for English B”
  • Linda Pastan, “Ethics”
  • Cynthia Rylant, “God Went to Beauty School”
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