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Phase 4 Discussion Board
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Reminder: Initial Discussion Board posts due by Wednesday, responses due by Sunday

Students will be expected to post their first initial discussion board posting by Wednesday of each week. Discussion posts will be graded and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Students are expected to post their responses to peers by Sunday. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Primary Task Response:

There are twelve poems in the anthology to read:

  1. “Questions My Son Asked Me, Answers I Never Gave Him” by Nancy Willard
  2. “First Snow” by Mary Oliver
  3. “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost
  4. “In Just” by E.E. Cummings
  5. “Harlem” by Langston Hughes
  6. “One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop
  7. “Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night” by Dylan Thomas
  8. “How Do I Love Thee, Let me Count the Ways” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  9. “What Work Is” by Philip Levine
  10. “The World is Too Much With Us” by William Wordsworth
  11. “Cinderella” by Anne Sexton
  12. “Let Evening Come” Jane Kenyon

Note: If you find a poem in the anthology that speaks more directly to you, you may substitute it in your Discussion Board essay. ·

Pick the poem that speaks to you, meaning the one that captures an essence of feeling, emotion, or experience that moves you or speaks your truth. Write a brief piece explaining why you chose the poem and what it evokes in you.·

Comment on how brief, intense imagery and rhythm can encapsulate big ideas and call up profound reactions in people. Poetry is the art of capturing human experience through images and metaphors. It communicates the heart of the matter without spelling it out.

Discuss why people need to express their experiences for others to understand.

Discuss why people feel the urge to make meaning or sense of their lives.

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