In this activity you will begin by learning more about two poets and reviewing components of a comparison and contrast essay. You will then have the opportunity to construct a comparison and contrast essay on two selected poems. Background Information on the poets you will be writing about: •Listen to the talk: “The Danger of a single story” by Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie..
For some information on the two poets you will be writing about watch the following two video clips: ◦“A day with Wole Soyinka” and “Sharon Olds Speaks at the 2008 Poets Forum” .
Read the poems “Telephone Conversation” by Wole Soyinka and “On the Subway” by Sharon Olds. Write a 500 to 750 word essay comparing and contrasting the themes of these two poems. Remember that you should gather evidence and quotes from the poems to support your thesis.
Begin by completing the following: Closely read Elizabeth Bishop’s poem “The Fish” Review A Poet’s Inner Eye.