Identify common thematic elements in two works by the same author or by two distinct authors; the works or authors can be from two different periods or contexts.

Identify common thematic elements in two works by the same author or by two distinct
authors; the works or authors can be from two different periods or contexts. For instance, select 2-3
poems from our syllabus by different poets that address the same theme and compare them to themes
developed by Ta-nehisi Coates in Between the World and Me. How does each author approach this
theme? Or, you can select a poet from our syllabus and two or three of his/her poems (Depending on
who the poet is, you may have to find 2 other poems online). What is similar about these poems?
Does the poet address the same theme over and over again? Does he/she apply a recognizable
technique that is unmistakably his or her own? Does the historical period in which the poet lived
play a major role in the readers understanding of his or her poems?
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