Read and re-read your assigned poem – – either Natalie Diaz’s “When My Brother Was an Aztec” or Phil Levine’s “They Feed They Lion.” Don’t worry about what your poem means. We’re just interested in how you read a poem.
As you read/re-read, think about the questions I posed in class:
- what particular thing (word, image, phrase, line) do you like about the poem? why?
- what (word, image, phrase, line) in the poem confuses you ? why or how?
- what is the key word in the poem? why?
Write a one-page piece about your reaction to the poem. (You can type this or write it in legible longhand.)