Instructions: In the poem, “Winter Solstice,” Morley uses varied poetic elements to convey a deeper understanding of our connection to nature. Read the poem carefully, paying particular attention to the effectiveness of the structure and tone. Then in a well-organized essay, analyze how Morley uses these poetic elements to reveal her purpose in writing about the moon. Your analysis should include the following analytical section (in addition to the introduction and conclusion): a. Introduction: introduce the poem, its title, its poet, its publication date. Include a brief idea of the plot of the poem and then move directly into the analysis of the poem b. Main analysis: Using the poetic elements of tone and structure, discuss how Morley used these device to convey her message. In other words, what is the tone, what is the structure and how does it assist you in understanding the poem and its message. Use text examples to support your answer. c. Conclusion: recap your main points and leave the reader with a thought-provoking ending. Requirements Length and format: 2-3 pages. The title page and reference page are also required, but they should not be factored into the 2-3 page length of the essay. It should also be double spaced, written in Times New Roman, in 12 point font and with 1 inch margins. Essay should conform to APA formatting and citation style. Use the objective voice, avoiding personal pronouns such as “I,” “you,” “we,” etc. Use APA format for in-text citations and references when using outside sources and textual evidence. Please be cautious about plagiarism.
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The lyrical poem, Winter Solstice, was written by Hilda Morley in 1969 and published in 1983.
The actual winter solstice occurs during mid-winter. It begins on the shortest day and longest night of
the year. It usually takes place during the week of Christmas around December 22 in the northern
hemisphere and approximately June 21 in the southern hemisphere. The winter solstice lasts for just a
brief moment. It happens exactly when the Earth’s axial is farthest away from the sun. This usually
happens around December 21 or 22 in the Northern Hemisphere or June 20 or 21 in the Southern
Hemisphere. The poem describes the atmospheric and emotional changes tha...