Part 1 Choose one poet from the following lists of “best” poets:

Part 1

Choose one poet from the following lists of “best” poets:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/sarahgalo/contemporary-poets-you-must-read#.nurWzY2P5 (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

http://superscholar.org/9-modern-and-contemporary-poets-everyone-can-and-should-read/ (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

http://blog.sfgate.com/drader/2011/03/03/the-10-greatest-poets-my-list/ (Links to an external site.)

Read one of his or her poems and post the poem to the DB window.

Include the poet’s name, title of poem, and date.

Include a brief biography of the poet.

Evaluate the poem by explaining, in essay format, four of the following terms as defined in the textbook reading this week: language and rhythm, imagery, figures, metaphors, symbols, allegory, rhyme, alliteration, assonance, consonance, meter.

What is the meaning or message of the poem?

Part 2

Choose a word or phrase from the poem in Part 1 that triggers a feeling, reaction, memory, or image for you.

Inspired by the poem you chose in Part 1, write a poem of your own (at least five lines in length).

What is the title of your poem? How specifically did the poem in Part 1 inspire you?

Post your poem to the DB window to share with the class.

NOTE: You will not be graded on literary style or technique. The key here is to use your imagination to “paint” an idea, feeling, or emotion with words.

Posting Instructions

Students are required to post a minimum of three times to the DB each week: one response to the discussion board assignment and two responses to classmates

The first contribution must be posted before Thursday 11:59 p.m. ET 

The second and third posts must be made after Thursday and before Sunday 11:59 p.m. ET 

The second and third posts can be made on the same day

Discussion board assignments will not be accepted after the Sunday deadline

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Additional Information

Your posts should be of substance and address the topic

Use MLA format for any quotations or citations you use to support your answer