Read, listen to, and enjoy a reading of the Billy Collins poem: “The Lanyard”
The purpose of this activity is to write a Reader-Response analysis on “The Lanyard” using the strength of your own experience and the evidence in the poem that supports it.
Write in a Word document a 400 word Reader-Response analysis of “The Lanyard.”
Include a thesis which states the perspective you support and another perspective that you think has merit but may not be your position.
Create at least three paragraphs in this analysis including:
A body with evidence that includes your “reader response” connection to a character’s point of view and the symbolism that this poem contains, and
Provide strong evidence including quotations from the poem and explain the connection of the evidence to your thesis.
Transition between evidence for a clear presentation: First, in addition, on the other hand, etc.
Use the Reader-Response essay on “My Papa’s Waltz” as a model for explaining both perspectives. (This is not a narrative point of view statement, but rather an analysis of a perspective that you as a reader find compelling) with evidence of support for your thesis).
Use correct mechanics, MLA format for citing the lines of poetry, and a Works Cited page.
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