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Songs of Innocence and of Experience.

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HUMN 142 Week 9 Discussion:

Poetry: Part II

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Songs of Innocence and of Experience.

HUMN 142 Week 9 Discussion: Poetry: Part II

Discussion

Frontispiece of William Blake's illustrated poems, Songs of Innocence and of Experience.
William Blake, London, [Public
domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

Before you begin writing your discussion post, review the Module 1 Writer’s Workshop, “Learning to Write a One-Paragraph Argument About Literature.”

Respond to this discussion activity by constructing a one-paragraph argument about one of the following topics in one of this module’s assigned poems:

  • denotation;
  • connotation; or
  • figures of speech;
    • simile, metaphor, personification, apostrophe, overstatement, understatement, metonymy, paradox, symbol, allegory or irony.

Once you have selected a topic:

  1. Make a claim about how the literary element you’ve chosen contributes to the significance of the poem.
  2. Add evidence to support your claim in the form of a quotation to illustrate the point you are making.
  3. Add analysis by explaining how your quote proves or illustrates your claim.

Respond to Two Classmates

To earn full credit for this assignment, you must meet all criteria.

After you have constructed and posted your argument, reply to at least two of your classmates’ arguments by either:

  1. Agreeing with that person and adding another quote or example that supports his/her argument, or
  2. Disagreeing and adding another quote that undermines his/her argument.

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