difference between the poem and the short story is used that the point of view was different. In “The Road Not Taken,” was written in first-person, because he used “I”, which given me the indication that he was the one going through the journey. On the contrary, “I Used to Live Here Once” was written in third-person because “she” was being used. I imagined a woman alone going on a journey. Both characters in the story seemed to struggle. “In the Road Not Taken,” the character struggled with which path to take saying, “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood (Clugston, 2010, Ch. 2.2).” And in “I Used to Live Here Once” the woman represented her struggle in the journey when she had a hard time waking uphill. Well both the poem and short story seemed to have characters that were older in age who reflected back on past times. However each story has its different meanings, which affect how I would respond to each one. In “The Road Not Taken” I would respond by saying, “making choices can be hard, but if the choice was wise, the choice was worth it”, but in “I Used to Live Here Once” I would respond by saying, “it’s funny how things change over the years. I look around and look at what was once familiar and reflect on what use to be.” ReferenceClugston, R. W. (2010). Journey into literature. San Diego, California: Bridgepoint Education, Inc. Retrieved from Reading Response: Poetry and PerformanceListen to We Real Cooland My Papa’s Waltz. These clips demonstrate the importance of performance, rhythm, and musicality in the poetic form. Describe your listening experience of one or more of the poems. (If you prefer, you may find a recording of another poem from the course readings and describe your listening experience of it instead. If you choose this option, be sureto provide a link to the audio of the chosen poem.) How did hearing the text(s) recited aloud compare to a silent reading of it/them? Did the performance in any ways add to or detract from your experience of the text? Did the performance change your perception of the poem or its content in any ways? Explain how (or how not). Support your ideas with textual details and analysis. When applicable, address how specific literary techniques and/ordevices contributed to your experience?
I chose the poem “We Real Cool” to listen to. Hearing the poem cited aloud and reading it silently both had their comparison. The rhythm was the same; however I was able to understand the poem more effectively reading it silently. Reading it aloud only made me focus on the rhythm. The performance did not change my perception of the poem or its content in any way. As a matter of fact, it helped add to it. I pictured troubled teen boys who were not too fond of getting an education. The though skipping school and being out late was cool. The constant use of the word “we” gave me the indication that they boys have been to the pool facility more than one time. “Jazz June” to me makes me think of
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