Poem analysis

This essay will focus on our second unit on poetry. you may choose one of these two topics
1 Choose a poem by someone other than Robert Frost, Edgar Allan Poe, or Emily Dickinson. Identify at least three key symbolic images in the poem and explain how they contribute to a reading of the poem (this will be your thesis). (You don’t need to state that the poem can be read symbolically as well as literally since this is true of most poems.) For example, if the poem includes an image of a storm, consider how the storm means something other than just the literal wind and rain. Does the storm represent an emotional upheaval, a psychological turning point, a public or private state of chaos? And if the poem also includes images of, say, night and water, how are all of these symbols linked by a common theme?

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