How is metered language different from everyday language? Explain using examples discussed in class. Try to make the discussion as concrete as possible.

Worksheet #2: On Poetry

Length: from 150 to 300 words each

1. How is metered language different from everyday language? Explain using examples discussed in class. Try to make the discussion as concrete as possible.

2. Choose one of the following two questions.

2a. In the poem Tintern Abbey by William Wordsworth, how does the speakers attitude on nature change? Describe the change, using the quotations from the poem.

2b. Compare William Blake’s “The Tyger” and William Butler Yeats’s “The Second Coming.” You may discuss any aspects of the poems.

3. What is your favorite phrase/stanza in John Keat’s “Ode to a Nightingale” or “Ode on a Grecian Urn”? Give a close reading of the phrase. Discuss the quote from as many angles as possible, and explain why you like it.