For this essay, I want you to reflect on all the poems that listed below, discussed, and wrote about this semester. What have you learned about poetry and the poetic view of life, now that you have been exposed to these writers?
Develop a set of claims you want to make about poetry, poetic vision, poetic writing, etc. Cite any poems that help you to make your points. You are also welcome to write about yourself, your own life, your own imagination, your own way of looking at the world, as it relates to the poetry we’ve read this semester.
Finish the essay with a “takeaway” paragraph. What matters when it comes to reading poetry, in the final analysis? Is it important? What’s the value? Do we need poetry? Leave your audience with some strong impressions about why poetry does or does not make a difference.
This essay should be a minimum of 1200 words. You should cite any referenced poems in MLA style
these are the poems:-
“When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer” by Walt Whitman
(53) “On the Beach at Night Alone” by Walt Whitman (54)
She’s Leaving Home” (202)
We Wear the Mask’ (68)
“I’m Nobody, Who are You?” (63