Poetry - Eng Literature

Jan 20th, 2014
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Reading Responses to a Poem Select one poem from this week’s assigned readings, and identify at least three elements in the poem that you found interesting or engaging (e.g., form, language, content, and/or other literary elements). Then, assess how these elements affected your response to the poem, in its entirety. (e.g., Did these elements affect your opinions on (or reaction to) the content of the poem? Did they cause you to focus on one aspect of the poem over others?) Assignment Requirements •Length: Your paper should be two to four double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference page) •Sources: Support your reflections with textual details and analysis from at least two scholarly sources. •APA: Your draft must be formatted to APA (6th edition) style. ◦Separate Title Page: Must include an original title ◦Separate Reference Page ◦Proper Citations: All sources must be properly cited, both within the text and in a separate reference page. •Elements of Academic Writing: All academic papers should include these elements. ◦Introduction with a thesis statement ◦Supporting paragraphs ◦Conclusion The paper must be two to four pages in length (excluding the title and reference page), and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least two scholarly resources (at least one of which can be found in the Ashford Online Library) other than the textbook to support your claims and subclaims. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course. Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.Dover Beach Matthew Arnold (1867) The sea is calm tonight, The tide is full, the moon lies fair Upon the straits; on the French coast the light Gleams and is gone; the cliffs of England stand, 5 Glimmering and vast, out in the tranquil bay. Come to the window, sweet is the night air! Only, from the long line of spray Where the sea meets the moon-blanched land, Sounds of the incoming waves; succession of sounds Listen! you hear the grating roar 10 Of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling, At their return, up the high strand, Begin, and cease, and then again begin, Cadence: rhythm, modulation of sounds With tremulous cadence slow, and bring The eternal note of sadness in. 15 Sophocles long ago Heard it on the Ægæn, and it brought Into his mind the turbid ebb and flow Of human misery; we Find also in the sound a thought, 20 Hearing it by this distant northern sea. The Sea of Faith Was once, too, at the full, and round earth's shore Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furled. But now I only hear "Roaring" sound (onomatopoeia) 25 Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar, Retreating, to the breath Of the night wind, down the vast edges drear And naked shingles of the world. Ah, love, let us be true 30 To one another! for the world, which seems To lie before us like a land of dreams, So various, so beautiful, so new, Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light, Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain; 35 And we are here as on a darkling plain Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight, Where ignorant armies clash by night.

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