there are 2 different essays i want you to do. each essay should contain 250 words each.
· Hughes, Langston “50-50” http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/177393
· Thomas, Dylan “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/175907
· John Updike “Ex-Basketball Player” http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/172264
choose ONE of the assigned poems for this week, and write an explication of it, based on the instructions on page 43+ of your Short Guide book. “A Short Guide to Writing About Literature, 12th edition, by Sylvan Barnet and William Cain, Pearson/Longman Press, 2012, ISBN: 0205118453”
find at least one poem on your own that you enjoyed or appreciated (http://www.poetryfoundation.org is a good place to look) and post it with an explanation of why you like it.