English Lesson 134

Using figurative language in your formal writing:

Statement of Theme:

'The theme of the poem "A Book", by Emily Dickinson, is how literary works are able to ignite peoples' imaginations, and take them on journeys which have no perils to the person who's reading them.'

Summary:

'The simple, under-priced pleasure in reading is a window to the world, as is suggested by Emily Dickinson's poem "A Book".'

'Dickinson figuratively explains "There is no frigate like a book/ To take us lands away," (Stanza 1, Line 1-2). The simile between the 18-19th century vessel and the book is beautifully done...'

Reading and responding to poetry:

Compare and Contrast the two poems below.  Suggest which poem has the most important message:

A Time To Talk 
Robert Frost:

When a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don't stand still and look around
On all the hills I haven't hoed,
And shout from where I am, What is it?
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit.


Friends

Emily Dickinson

They might not need me; but they might.
I'll let my head be just in sight.
A smile as small as mine might be
Precisely their necessity

Create a paragraph outline using quotations from the poem the address the answer above.


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