Posts Tagged ‘copo’

Title!!!! Too much or too little?!?

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

I love how Brooks uses her titles to convey the messages and themes within her poems. I feel like with her longer poems she wants you to know exactly what she will be referencing in detail, and with her shorter poems she consciously chooses the two words that are most important.


Agree or  Disagree?

Old Mary don’t you weep!

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

I think the strongest lines in the poem are

My last defense

Is the present tense.

To me those lines signify that as an African American woman her only opportunity for her voice to be heard is “now” in time.


What are your thoughts?

we reeeeeall cooooool

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

What did you guys think of her formatting? Do you think it was a conscious decision to start out with two words and a period, the We and an indentation to the next line?

We real cool. We

Left school. We

Lurk late. We

Strike straight. We

Sing sin. We

Thin gin. We

Jazz June. We

Die soon.


What do you think about her alternations between using consonance and the ending with Die soon? How effective was this in relation to the success-fullness of the poem?

we real cool we real cool KIDS!!

Friday, February 22nd, 2013




Electronic Poetry

Monday, February 18th, 2013

During our class discussion, it was said that Electronic Poetry is just computer programming involving words… What do you guys think? Do you agree or disagree?

Scottsboro Boys Pardon

Monday, February 18th, 2013

I heard Scanlon mention this last week and decided to look it up!


and here’s an update!


Let me know what you guys think! 🙂


Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Allen Ginsberg reads America

Bishop’s First Death in Nova Scotia

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

So far of the Elizabeth Bishop poems we have read, my favorite is First Death in Nova Scotia. Oh my goodness, the imagery in this poem makes me so ecstatic when I should be depressed! The descriptions of the cold and snow when describing not only the weather, but the young boy’s corpse is enough to make me feel the chill myself. I especially enjoy the line where Bishop compares her cousin Arthur’s coffin to a “little frosted cake.” The winter imagery is fantastically done and evokes emotions for me of my first funeral. I feel that in part this poem is about Bishop’s conscious first experience with death and funerals. I admire the way she also makes the story similar to a child’s view of the situation with references to princes and royalty and Jack Frost alongside of death. These child-like images contrast as well as try to make sense of the reality of death. I believe this poem also shows us the beauty of death while still expressing the coldness and sadness of it. God, I just cannot get enough of this poem!