Maya Angelou E.E. Cummings Rita Dove Robert Frost Langston Hughes Dorothy Parker

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Maya Angelou
E.E. Cummings
Rita Dove
Robert Frost
Langston Hughes
Dorothy Parker
Shel Silverstein
Tracy K. Smith
Use the following website: www.poetryfoundation.org
This website contains poetry of the writers in the list, and the textbook contains some of the work of these poets but not all.
Directions for the Final Paper
Choose a poet.
Then choose 2 poems by that poet that we have not read in class, and each poem should contain 12 lines or more.
Summarize each poem.
Talk about your personal reaction to each poem.
Choose images or sounds in the poem that pleased you or that you thought were interesting.
Compare the two poems: How are they similar? How are they different?
Finally: Is poetry important? Why? Why not?
Sample:
Works Cited
Angelou, Maya. “A Brave and Startling Truth.” YouTube, uploaded by the United Nations, 28 May 2014. maya angelou reading poetry – YouTube
—. “Phenomenal Women.” YouTube, uploaded by OWN SuperSoul Sunday, 12 May 2013. maya angelou reading poetry – YouTube

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