Monday, Jan. 23rd

We finished discussing “The Hollow Men” and then went over how to write a commentary through looking at an example.  You will be writing a FOUR PARAGRAPH commentary on Wednesday, Jan.25th on one of the poems we have studied this unit.

  1. Open with an anecdote about a personal experience related to the poem. In the last line, connect your experience directly to the poem.
  2. In the second paragraph, discuss the CONTENT of the poem.  What is the poet’s experience?
  3. In the third paragraph, analyze HOW the poet conveys his/her experience.  HOW do the key words, connotations, devices, patterns contribute to the overall effect?
  4. In the last paragraph, show that your experience, and the poet’s experience is UNIVERSAL.  Connect it to one of the “big questions” we discussed.


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