ENGB04_February 14.docx

35 views4 pages
31 Mar 2012
ENGB04 February 14, 2012 February 14, 2012
EKPHRASIS (poems about art) AND ELEGY (poems of mourning, loss of a loved one)
- Stanley Kunitz’s “The Portrait” (514)
- How does Kunitz work with form to depict the violence of this father’s
suicide and its effects endurance?
o In each fragment, its sending us a different emotional state
o Sentence #2 metaphor; “in her deepest cabinet” (figurative)
mentally/emotionally we have deep cabinets within ourselves
where we don’t want to forget about (literally)
o Layers of pain; Mother’s pain, slapping her son, the cheek still
burning-> evidence from the past
One little act can mean so much
The Narrative Poem (organization, development of a poem; plot)
The Lyric Poem (usually in the present tense; feelings)
The Interaction
- What story does he tell?
o Colonialization; figure for history of colonialism
o Story of buffalo bill running his pawn shop
- Why does he tell this story?
o Preservation, showing injustice toward the Indians
o Evolution = show how this cultural domination is presented as a
“natural” of the American culture (“it’s just a story of evolution”
but its not)
o How extreme the acts of corporations are
o There is a turn at the end.. they are in control of everything even
charges the Indian to enter to see their own stuff
- How does he tell this story and to what end?
o Lists various of things being pawned
o The “selling” of the bodies
- On what subject does he reflect/ meditate?
o Wrote for Jane his student
- Why does he reflect/ meditate on this subject?
o A tribute for Jane; something to remember
o Reflecting on relationship
o Important, strong bond = teacher + student (not love wise)
- What are his “successive takes” on the subject being considered?
o Rhetorical devices: Similes, metaphors,
Unlock document

This preview shows page 1 of the document.
Unlock all 4 pages and 3 million more documents.

Already have an account? Log in

Get OneClass Notes+

Unlimited access to class notes and textbook notes.

YearlyBest Value
75% OFF
$8 USD/m
$30 USD/m
You will be charged $96 USD upfront and auto renewed at the end of each cycle. You may cancel anytime under Payment Settings. For more information, see our Terms and Privacy.
Payments are encrypted using 256-bit SSL. Powered by Stripe.