Final Thursday Assignment

For Thursday’s class, please do the following:

1. Final Portfolio:
complete the following template and email it to Prof. Gold:


2. Please choose 1 of your blog posts from this semester. Revise it, make it better, add images, add links, reword it, improve it. Then re-post it (and add a link, at the bottom to the original post). The challenge here is to revise your work and make it better.

3. Please continue to work on your final papers, which are due on May 22. Please submit those papers via email to

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End of Semester Deadlines and Assignments

Thursday, May 10:
— Write a blog post reflecting on your wikipedia experience based on the in-class writing you did today
— Add your wikipedia page and a link to the wikipedia page you edited to our class project page

Tuesday, May 15: Review Day for Final Exam/Ongoing discussion

Thursday, May 17: Final exam, part 1 (take home)

Tuesday, May 22: Final exam, part 2 (in class)

Thursday, May 24: Final ceremonies

Final essay assignment (Due May 22)
In connection with your final essay assignment, here are the two poems you should be analyzing:

Galway Kinnell, “The Bear”

Jack Gilbert, “The Forgotten Dialect of the Heart”

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Unphotographable Moment #1

This is a description of an unphotographable moment

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Double Vision: Antipoetry, Paradox, Irony

In the poem “The Parable of the Old Man and the Young” by Wilfred Omen is based off a bible story also known as a parable. A parable is a story that teaches a lesson. The part of the poem that was ironic and stuck out the most was the last part that said, “But the old man would not do so, but slew his son, and half the seed of Europe, one by one.” If you look at the real parable Abraham does not kill his son but listens to the angel and offers up the ram. It was contrary to what was not suppose to happen. The change in the story at the end showed Owen’s point of view based on what was happening during his time period. Its also ironic how he wrote a poem based on a biblical parable where a person that was obedient to God would just go against what God said and do his own thing. I would have never thought of that ending but throughout the poem Owen was setting up the scene with a twist at the end.

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Revision of a Blog Post

The poem “The Silken Tent” by Robert Frost is about a woman being described as a silken tent with all of its different components. Frost tries to set up a picture in your mind and the setting is midday summer. The tent is a symbol of a women showing her characteristics as a strong woman because is says, “its supporting central cedar pole.”  The word freedom and bondage are two opposites of each other. The use of the words “slight bondage” gives more flexibility but you have certain restrictions. I started to think that being in a marriage could be a type of slight bondage because your “tied” to another individual but there are certain things you just can’t or your not allowed to do anymore. But being married doesn’t mean that all freedom is taken away from you but if you get a divorce your no longer bound to that person. Everyone has the right to freedom but due to society and rules all of us are held bondage to a certain extent. There is an alliteration in the 3rd line that says, “sunny summer breeze” and it follows a rhyme scheme of ABAB CDCD GG.


Link to original post:

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the silken tent v2


Original post—->

The poem “The silken tent” by Robert Frost, to me it was a bit weird by the way it is word and clarification. Each line mean something give us a feeling of something. In addition, something that have two type or meaning in this poem.


“At midday when the sunny summer breeze”

This line gives a relaxing feeling of a windy summer. The part that makes me wonder is the use of bondage in this poem.  However, that bondage is rather a unique word to use in this poem.  As the poem, describe a female as a tent using metaphoric.

The book Paradise lost by John Milton which I read back in high school. The story is written in a poetic form. It has a lot of word that has a different meaning as that tell the story differently depending how you know the story.

The Silken Tent Video

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wikipedia edited

Since i really couldnt elaborate much on danin schools ive decided to elaborate on a famouse danin school peot named matsou basho, ive posted it on the wiki website. I did not delete the original post but i did add on to it. the link is below….

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second post of wiki assignment

Hi class, i wanted to further elaborate on my wiki assignment as a second post. on the previous post i wrote that i had a hard time, but i didn’t explain why. when i began doing the assignment i found that it was pretty hard to find a stub that i was interested in. But when i did, the schools online library would have little to no info on it. so i kept on looking for a new stub. finally when i did, I wrote about a poem called Crow’s First Lesson, I elaborated about the author and showed a copy of the poem. But someone kept on taking the info down, after I read the persons explanation the stub has a copy right, so i couldn’t add anything to it. so after feeling good and doing the wiki assignment, I had to find another one. it took some time to find another good topic that I can add to.

The main problem that I faced was that many stubs had some info on it, but i personally was looking for one that was completly empty so i can fully add to it. their was a couple of stubs that  i took the initiative and did research on and looked to see what i can add to and how good it would be, but i changed my mind a couple of times on some stubs. I was able to find a stub and it was for  Charlotte Champe Stearns. I was pleased with this one as a last resort because it was actually empty, except for one line. I was able to put sub topics and add a couple of links and paragraphs. It was mostly the experience of adding something to wiki that i found was worth doing. And i encourage everyone to at least share in this action of contributing to wiki, you never know but you might enjoy it and constantly add to wiki as a hobby.

Enjoy your summer

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wiki pedia assignment.

for my wiki assignment i would be elaborating on darin school. from my knowlege it is a nschool of haiku peotry, but i will continue my research and figure out what its reallly about.

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second post

In this chapter, it talks about how poet uses “antipoems” to describe what the poem is about. A famous poet who uses “antipoems” is Shakespeare.

Sonnet 130

My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips’ red;
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damask’d, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound;
I grant I never saw a goddess go;
My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground:
And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare.

This sonnet compares the speaker’s lover to a number of other beauties but never in the lover’s favor. Her eyes are “nothing like the sun,” her lips are less red than coral; compared to white snow, her breasts are dun-colored, and her hairs are like black wires on her head.  The speaker also say he has seen roses separated by color into red and white, but he sees no such roses in his mistress’s cheeks; and he says the breath that “reeks” from his mistress is less delightful than perfume. But he admits that, though he loves her voice, music “hath a far more pleasing sound,” and that, though he has never seen a goddess, his mistress unlike goddesses, walks on the ground. But at the end, the speaker say that any love in which false comparisons were invoked to describe the loved one’s beauty.

Here is a link to a youtube page

the Wikipedia page


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To The Others

This is the link to the other poetry class.

I said:

“Hi, I am currently taking the other poetry class available at city tech; bought by Prof. Gold. I am just wondering how students in this class feel about poetry?
Were you forced to take this class?
Was it of interest?
What is your favorite line, rhyme?
Is there a poet you admire?
This question is open to anybody in open lab, students can answer, and would appreciate a response from the professor teaching this course.

Enjoy your summer, thanks.”

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Feb 2nd post – Raciel

To me poetry is a complex form of art, for instance visual art such as paintings, sculptures, photographs and so on; all have their special kind of technique. The artist creating the piece is trying to express a certain emotion or idea as best they can to catch the viewers attention. In order to create a masterpiece, a simple idea turns into a long uneasy procedure to have the message properly expressed. Poets are literary artist that go through this same situation, and depending on what they want to express it can vary because of the emotion being focused on. Visual art can be easily “looked” at, but the quality of the work may or may not truly be “seen” or appreciated. Poetry is read therefor “looked” at, but when read out loud the message is “heard” and truly expressed from reader to listener. Since art is formed by human creativity and genius, poetry is the best form of art that to me properly expresses emotion with a message or lesson.

I agree in the artistic, expressive and emotional value poetry has with jsylvesterd and islam. But isn’t poetry when looking at the fundamentals always literary. When its narrated is it not read off some kind of text. The word literature is from the latin word “litterea” meaning letter, you have to use the letter to form words, and words are read or spoken. You can’t have complete poem or any at all without writing it down, and the whole purpose of writing it down, is so it can be read by others.

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