Essay on English 10B Unit 4 Analysis of Poetry

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Unit 4: Analysis of Poetry
This Unit Activity will help you meet these educational goals:
21st Century Skills—You will use critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and communicate effectively.

Introduction
In this activity, you will read and analyze three poems by different poets and examine the similarities and differences among them.
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Directions and Analysis
Task 1: Read and Analyze Poetry
Read these poems, which revolve around the ideas of darkness and the night:
"Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas
"Acquainted with the Night" by Robert Frost
"We Grow Accustomed to the Dark" by Emily Dickinson

Read the poems a
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Evaluation
Your teacher will use these rubrics to evaluate the completeness of your work as well as the clarity of thinking you exhibit.

Task 1: Read and Analyze Poetry

Criteria
Distinguished
(4 points)
Provides a complete and accurate analysis of each poem
Exhaustively lists instances of figurative language and use of imagery
Provides a concise but compelling description of the mood and theme of each poem
Proficient
(3 points)
Provides a complete and largely correct analysis of each poem
Lists most instances of figurative language and use of imagery
Provides an effective description of the mood and theme of each poem
Developing
(2 points)
Provides a complete analysis of the poems with some inaccuracies
Lists some instances of figurative language and use of imagery
Provides a passable description of the mood and theme of each poem
Beginning
(1 point)
Provides an incomplete analysis of the poems with some inaccuracies
Lists only a few instances of figurative language and use of imagery
Attempts to describe the mood and theme of the poems

Task 2: Make Comparisons

Criteria
Distinguished
(4 points)
Thoroughly addresses all the points mentioned
Effectively compares how the subject has been woven into the central idea in the three poems
Thoroughly evaluates and compares the effect of figurative language and

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