Imagery In poems
For this assignment, interpret how this poem uses imagery to convey meaning.
The Seagull Reader: Poems second addition by: “My Papa’s Waltz” (269)
• Re-read the poem carefully, perhaps multiple times, and make notes on the poet’s use of imagery in the poem you selected
o Pay particular attention to the way the poem involves one or more of the reader’s five senses: this is what imagery is all about!
• Select quotations from the poem that will guide your interpretation of the poem’s imagery
o Find quotations that exemplify how the poem appeals to one or more of the reader’s five senses to help convey meaning within the poem
o Why and how do these images work together to convey the poem’s meaning and theme?
• Write your interpretation of the poem’s imagery using multiple quotations from the poem to illustrate your analysis
• Carefully formulate, revise, and edit your thesis to concisely state your interpretation
As you revise your draft, remember that a writer who analyzes literature should always assume that his or her audience has carefully read the literature. Do not use summary to begin your paper; include only the details that illustrate your discussion and assume that your reader does not expect you to mention every detail.
• Minimum 500 words (not counting your Works Cited page). 12-point font, double-spaced in MLA format. .
• Your paper must include an MLA formatted Works Cited page with a separate citation for each source you quote or paraphrase in your paper.
• With each quote or paraphrase, you must include an MLA style parenthetical citation that identifies the source the quote or paraphrase came from.
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