Select a theme from one of the poems. Begin by stating the theme you will be discussing. What are some traditional notions people associate with that theme? Describe in one paragraph how you think those traditional notions were created by society. Consider the following questions when crafting your paragraph. Where did they come from? In another paragraph, find a modern representation of that theme. You may select a poem or a song. How is the theme dealt with in this modern representation?
- Brooks, G. (1959). We real cool. Retrieved from http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poem/17315
- Brooks, G. (1985). A song in the front yard. Explicator, 43(3), 42.
- Frost, R. (1923). Stopping by woods on a snowy evening. Retrieved from http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/171621
- Dickenson, E. (1890). Because I could not stop for death. Retrieved from http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/because-i-could-not-stop-death-479