This week we will be practicing interpreting poetry. There are


This week we will be practicing interpreting poetry. There are 100s of outstanding poets in history, so it is difficult to narrow down which ones for me to choose this week! Please review the bios and a selection of poems from the following five poets:

Rumi

Bio: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/jalal-al-din-rumi

Poems: https://www.khamush.com/poems.html

Langston Hughes

Bio: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/langston-hughes

Poems: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poems/44733

Basho

Bio: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/basho

Poems: https://www.poemhunter.com/matsuo-basho/

Shakespeare

Sonnets: https://www.tweetspeakpoetry.com/2015/06/25/top-ten-shakespeare-sonnets/

Pablo Neruda

Bio: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/pablo-neruda

Poems: https://www.poemhunter.com/pablo-neruda/

Initial Post

Choose one poem from the above listed poems. Then complete the following:

1. Paste and cite the poem. 

2. Discuss in your own words what you think the underlying meaning is in the poem. 

3. Discuss the literary elements used in the poem that helped you interpret the meaning of the poem. 

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