writing and literature 2
you are going to be working with “Nature Poem,” by Chen Chen, and either “Gutted” by Vievee Francis OR “Florida” by Terrence Hayes.
You will be producing a paragraph that compares and contrasts the two poems in much the same way you did today in class (refer to the Powerpoint in Files -> Presentations for an example or two). In about 500 words, I would like you to consider the similarities and differences between the two poems, on both macro (conceptual and philosophical) and micro (technical and aesthetic) levels, with an eye towards how these similarities and differences sketch or evoke particular relationships between humans and the environment. So, in other words, a dry run for your paper. Make sure to include a topic sentence; quoted examples from the texts; reference to particular craft elements; and analysis and synthesis which adds more detail and depth to your assertions.