Unformatted text preview: I’ve provided below. Annotation means that you’re writing around and making notes on the poem itself; it is the first, crucial step you take in order to understand the poem. • Try your best to paraphrase this poem • Identify any sounds in the poem (alliteration, assonance) • Identify the stress and meter for this poem • Identify any instances of paradox in the poem (look up this term if you have to) • Identify any instances of metaphor, personification, simile • Who is the speaker addressing? • What do you imagine is the antecedent scenario? (that is, what triggers the speaker to talk?) • Look up the word “ravish”—how does this verb fit in with what the speaker desires?...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course ENG. 123 taught by Professor Saenahong during the Spring '11 term at Diablo Valley College.
- Spring '11