In at least 250 words, respond to the prompt below:
Choose a poem from Module 7 (so one of the poems by Eliot, Cullen, Neruda, or Oliver) which resonates with you and explain what you think the author is trying to say, why you find it interesting, and what is says about animals and/or human-animal relationships. If you think it relates to some other topic or reading we’ve covered in class, you can mention that too. Be sure to support your claims with quoted (and cited) lines from the poem.
If you need a refresher on how to write about and cite poetry, please take a look at this handout. The poem should be cited under your post per MLA 9 standards.
Use (and cite) specific examples from at least two of this module’s readings in your response. These examples should be cited according to MLA 9 standards, including MLA-style in-text citations and works cited entries for each referenced reading at the end of the post. If you need a refresher on how to do this, please see Purdue’s MLA Handbook. You can also review MLA 9 citation tips here.
Your response should adhere to all standard rules of American English spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
While you are free (and encouraged!) to consult class resources, like class Powerpoints and the weekly module overviews, while writing your response, you should not consult outside analyses of class readings found on the internet or elsewhere. I am very interested in seeing what you have to say about the literature. I do not care what Enotes, Course Hero, Wikipedia, ChatGPT or some random person’s blog have to say about it.
***You will not be able to see your classmates’ posts until you post in the forum.
Respond to at least two of your classmates in at least 100 words each. In your response you should thoughtfully comment on what your classmate has posted. You can agree or disagree with it and say why, ask questions, add to it if you think there are additional points to be made, etc.
This assignment is worth 20 points and will be evaluated using the Discussion Board Rubric.