This assignment should be about 700-750 words, and a 5 paragraph essay. Here is the outline to follow:
b. thesis statement
e.g. Model thesis statement(don’t copy): The poem “The Sea,” by Pablo Neruda, portrays a young man who feels his existence lacks meaning, but through the poem’s structure, sound, and figurative language, the reader learns that being near the sea and observing its ceaseless movement helps him understand that he is a part of the world’s constant movement.
c, d, e: summarize the poem
II. body one: the structure of the poem
in this paragraph be sure to discuss the poem’s form, including the number of stanzas and lines, line length, whether the lines rhyme, whether there is other kinds of rhythm created and how (like assonance or consonance), and USE at least one quote to SHOW your ideas here e.g this is a three verse poem
III body two: the sound of the poem
in this paragraph be sure to discuss how the poem sounds, and how the sounds reflect and reveal the deeper meaning of the poem, USE at least one quote to SHOW your ideas here
lots of ssssss sound (sound like ocean)
lots of wwwww sound ( sound like water flows)
IV body three: the meaning of the poem
in this paragraph, start out by summarizing what the poem means as your topic sentence, and then USE the metaphors and images int he poem to SHOW that meaning (figurative language?)
in this paragraph you are REQUIRED to explain what the poem means to you and your connection to the sea
I need the sea because it teaches me,
I don’t know if I learn music or awareness,
if it’s a single wave or its vast existence,
or only its harsh voice or its shining
suggestion of fishes and ships.
The fact is that until I fall asleep,
in some magnetic way I move in
the university of the waves.
It’s not simply the shells crunched
as if some shivering planet
were giving signs of its gradual death;
no, I reconstruct the day out of a fragment,
the stalactite from a sliver of salt,
and the great god out of a spoonful.
What it taught me before, I keep. It’s air
ceaseless wind, water and sand.
It seems a small thing for a young man,
to have come here to live with his own fire;
nevertheless, the pulse that rose
and fell in its abyss,
the cracking of the blue cold,
the gradual wearing away of the star,
the soft unfolding of the wave
squandering snow with its foam,
the quiet power out there, sure
as a stone shrine in the depths,
replaced my world in which were growing
stubborn sorrow, gathering oblivion,
and my life changed suddenly:
as I became part of its pure movement.
@ This the an analysis essay, so no personal opinion
@ Dont not Quote outside of this poem
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