How to write your reflections or how to analyze a poem

week 11/the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish.
Miral Mahgoub
This week we will cover the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish

Mahmoud Darwish is a Palestinian poet and author who won numerous awards for his literary output and was regarded as the Palestinian national poet. WikipediaSee this link to the 4 selected poems. http://www.poemhunter.com/mahmoud-darwish/This also a link to other poems http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/1062 (Links to an external site.)

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Here is a another collection of his poetry in Arabichttp://www.arabicnadwah.com/arabpoets/darwish.htm

Class work: Each student should write one reflection per class. Each student should read at least one poem outside of class and write about 200 words about the poem to bring to class. This reflection needs to include an analysis of the poem. How to write your reflections or how to analyze a poem: First read the poem all the way through at least twice.

Read it aloud. Listen to it. Poetry is related to music, so the sound is important. You listen to your favorite CDs many times; the principle is the same. It takes time to fully appreciate and understand a work of art. Make a note of your first impressions or immediate responses, both positive and negative. You may change your mind about the poem later, but these first ideas are worth recording. Second: Study the literal meaning and themes. Before you can understand the poem as a whole, you have to start with an understanding Please read these two papers first :Mahmoud darwish.

See this link to the 4 selected poems. http://www.poemhunter.com/mahmoud-darwish (Links to an external site.)

This also a link to other poems

http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/1062 (Links to an external site.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHSVBPUuLgk (Links to an external site.)

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Here is a another collection of his poetry in Arabichttp://www.arabicnadwah.com/arabpoets/darwish.htmClass work: Each student should write one reflection per class. Each student should read at least one poem outside of class and write about 200 words about the poem to post to class discussion .

This post needs to include an analysis of the poem. How to write your reflections or how to analyze a poem:

First read the poem all the way through at least twice. Read it aloud. Listen to it. Poetry is related to music, so the sound is important. You listen to your favorite CDs many times; the principle is the same.

It takes time to fully appreciate and understand a work of art. Make a note of your first impressions or immediate responses, both positive and negative. You may change your mind about the poem later, but these first ideas are worth recording. Second: Study the literal meaning and themes.

Before you can understand the poem as a whole, you have to start with an understanding Please read these two papers first :Mahmoud darwish. pdf

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NOTE: This Discussion Board assignment is worth : 10 points for each response in your main post, and 2.5 points for each comment made to peers. You must complete word count, questions, and proper responses for full points.

Posting a comment on other student posts. Each comment MUST be at least three complete sentences in length, and academic in nature. “I agree,” “thanks for sharing,” “awesome post,” etc., are not counted as one of your sentences. You are welcome to include them, but you still must write three academic sentences. Make observations, share what you learned, and connect to your personal experiences, etc.

Instructions for completing this discussion

To reply to the main discussion, type your reply in the Replyfield below.
Write your response in the Rich Content Editor. You can add links, photos, equations, and/or media. If your instructor allows, you can also attach files. Once you finish, click the Post Reply
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You can reply to a comment already posted by another student by clicking in the reply field below the post.
Discussion Board Tips

TIP #1:ALWAYS write your Discussion posts in a Word document, then run a grammar and spell check before posting. (Do not post the Word document itself; copy and paste.) This will help reduce writing errors and loss of points. Students can receive FREE Microsoft Office from ASU!
TIP #2:By writing your posts in a Word document first, you will have a back-up should your post not save correctly in Canvas.
TIP #3:ALWAYS check the Discussion instructions and rubric carefully before submitting your work.
TIP #4:ALWAYS make sure your work has uploaded correctly.
TIP #5: YOU MUST RESPOND TO PROMPTS/QUESTIONS IN SEPARATE PARAGRAPHS. There is an automatic 5 point deduction for not doing so.

Instructions: Your initial post must make an argument which addresses the prompt, use the readings to support it, and be around 200 words. You must then reply to another student’s post.

 

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