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Unformatted text preview: Ive provided below. Annotation means that youre 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 ravishhow does this verb fit in with what the speaker desires?...
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