HW12G due 3/3: Explication Prep Continued

1. Print out, read, and annotate the following two poems:

On Turning Ten by Billy Collins
Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle Received from a Friend Called Felicity by John Tobias

THEN, apply the list of explication questions (just as you did for Claude McKay’s poem). Which questions are relevant to each poem? Then, answer those questions. Once done, you should have three poems prepped for explication. These poems set the tone/theme for our next original piece…more to come!

2. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Rilke–We will begin reading this text next week so be sure to have it by next week.

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