Choose a new poem to analyze from the assigned reading list (Paul Dunbar’s poem “We Wear the Mask) Do not use one you analyzed in Week 1’s discussion or essay assignment. Use the following questions to develop a paragraph response to your new poem:
How are symbols and metaphors used in the poem? What are some of the key symbols and/or metaphor in the poem? What are some of the meanings they convey to readers? How do these elements enrich the poem and deepen your understanding of its themes?
Remember to provide evidence for your claims in the form of quoted passages from the poem. Quotations, paraphrases, and summaries should be cited according to APA rules of style, including in-text and reference citations. Quoted material should not exceed 25% of the document. Check grammar and spelling before posting.