Identify the key symbol(s) or metaphor(s) within the work.

  • Gwendolyn Brooks, “We Real Cool” (p. 387)
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “How Do I Love Thee” (p. 662)
  • Robert Burns, “Oh, My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose” (p. 662)
  • E. E. Cummings, “In Just-” (p. 458)
  • E. E. Cummings, “Somewhere I Have Never Travelled” (p. 684)
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar,  “We Wear the Mask” (p. 574)
  • Seamus Heaney, “Digging” (p. 715)
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins, “Spring and Fall” (p. 724)
  • Randall Jarrell, “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner” (p. 730)
  • Yusef Komunyakaa, “Facing It” (p. 521)
  • Archibald MacLeish, “Ars Poetica” (p. 579)
  • Pablo Neruda, “Muchos Somos” (p. 548)
  • Sylvia Plath, “Daddy” (p. 770)
  • William Shakespeare, “My Mistress’ Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun” (p. 793)
  • Stevie Smith, “Not Waving but Drowning” (p. 311)
  • Wallace Stevens, “Anecdote of the Jar” (p. 487)
  • William Butler Yeats, “The Second Coming” (p. 500)
  • William Butler Yeats, “When You are Old” (p. 838)



Choose one poem from among those you were assigned this week. Post a response of at least 150 words.

  • Discuss how symbols or metaphors are used in the poem you chose for this assignment.
  • Identify the key symbol(s) or metaphor(s) within the work. 
  • Explain the meanings they convey to readers.
  • How do these elements enrich the poem and deepen your understanding o

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