survey of literature 19

Read the following poems from uploaded book. Respond to each question with a minimum of 400 words each.

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• Alexie, “Evolution” (pages 523 – 524)

• Randall, “Ballad of Birmingham” (page 529 – 530)

• Alarcón, “Mexican is Not a Noun” (pages 542 – 543)

• Williams, “Red Wheelbarrow” (page 563)

• Frost, “Out, Out” (pages 596 – 597)

  1. “Select THREE central images in Alexie’s “Evolution.” In one paragraph per image, describe Alexie’s choice of language in crafting these images and why his word choice is vital to the poem’s larger theme of systematic Native American degradation. Your response must include at least one scholarly source. Be sure to properly cite in APA format.
  2. Explain your reaction to how Alarcón chose to structure his poem, “Mexican is Not a Noun.” Pay close attention to Alarcón’s word choice, word order, line breaks and use of stanzas. Hint: you might choose to discuss the impact/effect of such short lines and stanzas. Your response must include at least one scholarly source. Be sure to properly cite in APA format.
  3. Explain your reaction to the imagery in Williams’ poem, “Red Wheelbarrow.” Questions to consider in your response: Why does Williams use the phrase “so much depends?” What does the speaker mean by saying that? Hint: pay close attention to the central images in this poem. What do they represent? What words does Williams choose to describe the images? Your response must include at least one scholarly source. Be sure to properly cite in APA format.