ENG 2010

Monday, October 23rd


Monday, October 23rd: 

Class is canceled today, Monday, October 23rd, due to an unforeseen circumstance (check your emails for this). In lieu of our class meeting today, please do the following:

Write a poem that, like the Hopkins, Yeats, or Dove poem, pays particular attention to sound. Make sure that you choose a sound (not a letter, but a sound) and from your first line and repeat that same sound in the next two lines, then choose another sound and scatter it through the next few lines, and so on. Pay attention, also, to alliteration, which is the word-initial repetition of sounds, and employ that a few times in the poem as well.