Select, read, and reread a poem By Langston Hughes preparing to respond to that work with an explication.
In your explication, reveal your comprehension of several elements of poetry, attempting to express your “reading” of the poem by discussing its meaning and significance. Some describe explication as a line by line commentary on what is going on in the text of a poem. In any case, you should make specific reference to particulars in the poem, quoting to support your reading, and documenting your quotations by reference to line numbers. Discuss any of the following elements of poetry, according to their importance in your poem: speaker, situation, tone, imagery, figurative language, rhyme, meter, symbol, and any others. Remember, also, to quote accurately, preserving the original line-endings by using the slash (/), or by indenting and quoting the lines exactly as they appear on the page. Bear in mind the relevance of Modernism as well, since we are concerned with Modern Poetry; in what respects is your poem “modern”? What distinguishes it as such? This should only be about 3-4 pages.
. See the rubric as it will help you to conceive of how to construct your response.
Orientation to Specific Poem: 10_____
Coverage of one Poetic Element: 10_____
Coverage of another Element: 10_____
Treatment of Modernism: 10 _____
Quotation and Line Documentation: 10 _____
Correctness of Grammar: 10______
Correctness of Punctuation: 10 ______