Homework for October 31st

Hi Class,

First, I want to say thank you for sticking with me as we wrestled with poetic meter. You all did a great job on a difficult topic, and I hope that you gained some knowledge about the intricacies of poetry.

For next Wednesday:

1. Look up these terms: pun, hyperbole, irony, litotes, paradox, synechdoche, metonymy

2. Bring in your copy of the Comic Poems book.

3. Journal 5: after reading the rest of Poems of New York, find an example of comedy/humor and  write a page reflecting why is funny or humorous. It may help to define comedy/humor.

ALSO: Here is a PDF version of the Meter/Scansion handout that we went over in class on October 24th:




Prof. Scanlan

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