small poems discussion

DISCUSSION: Speaker & Tone in “Girl Help” & “Resume”

Making sure that you use language from the poems as evidence:

1. Describe the Speaker in each of these two poems (say as much as you dare, remembering that you have to prove what you say. If you can’t prove it, don’t say it).

2. Describe the Speaker’s attitude(s) (that’s what we mean by Tone). Make sure that you are not describing your attitude toward the poem.

**PLEASE MAKE SURE TO GIVE AN ORIGINAL, PERSONAL POST; THEN RESPOND TO AT LEAST ONE CLASSMATE OF YOUR CHOICE. YOU CANNOT JUST AGREE/DISAGREE OR SAY GOOD/BAD IDEA. YOU HAVE TO EXPLAIN YOUR TAKE !!

GIRL HELP

Mild and slow and young,

She moves about the room,

And stirs the summer dust

With her wide broom

In the warm, lofted air,

Soft lips together pressed,

Soft wispy hair,

She stops to rest.

And stops to breathe.

Amid the summer hum

The great white lilac bloom

Scented with days to come.



RÉSUMÉ


Razors pain you;

Rivers are damp;

Acids stain you;

And drugs cause cramp.

Guns aren’t lawful;

Nooses give;

Gas smells awful;

You might as well live.

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