This paper was produced in English 262 class English Literature II. In this class we explored poetry, fiction and intellectual prose by authors such as Wollstonecraft, Wordsworth, Keats, Bronte, Carlyle, Shelley, Hardy and many others.
What is the purpose?
This paper is an in-depth comparison of the two poets and their poems. I looked at the intricate design of the poems, how the poems utilized rhyme and rhythm to create flow and a desirable experiences. I analyzed the words used and the alliteration to better understand the feelings being conveyed in the poem. Lastly, I looked at what each of them poems made me feel and what the writers meant with their words. I had to look at both implicit and explicit interpretations to fully understand the works.
Why is it important?
This paper is a demonstration of my ability to deeply analyze literature and find meaning with in great writing from the English language. It is evidence that I have the ability to not just read literature but also to understand it and, therefore, teach it. It is important for me to know this in order to pass along efficient skills to my students. Understanding literature is an important part of education and reading is the basis for all learning. I think that teachers in middle school should be able to help their students not only read but begin to look for the meanings between the lines as well.