Answer the following exam question and support your interpretation with evidence gained from a close reading of the text. Make sure to identify and analyze the author’s use of literary devices.
Your final exam should be a multi-paragraph essay that follows the conventions of standard English grammar and usage, as well as MLA in-text citation rules for the quotation of literary works
In the poem, “Gardening,” by Rhina P. Espaillat, the speaker discovers many things while digging in dirt. What are some of the meanings of “gardening” for the speaker? In your conclusion, connect this poem to at least one other text you have read this semester
Summarize Poem (2 sentences)
Make sure to mention author’s name and title
MAKE SURE TO ANSWER THE QUESTION in the PROMPT!
Body Paragraph 1 & 2:
Analyze a symbol or metaphor from the poem
Topic sentence: Explain a symbol OR metaphor that is connected to your Thesis Statement
Introduce evidence: Like we always do
Quote evidence: Like we always do
Explain evidence: Two steps, like we always do
1. What is the important symbol OR metaphor from the poem
2. How does this symbol OR metaphor relate to YOUR THESIS STATEMENT.
Be specific. ”Espaillat symbol of ___________________ connects to my thesis because_______________________
Be specific. ”Espaillat metaphor of ___________________ connects to my thesis because_______________________
Repeat with at least another piece of evidence from the poem.
In, at least, 5 sentences make sure you explain:
How the poem connects to your thesis statement.
Explain how the poem relates to something you have read or watched in Eng 111.
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