For each of the questions below, read the poem and the discussion that follows it in the text before answering. Support your answers with examples from the poems.
- How does Robert Browning use voice to construct a sinister tone in “My Last Duchess”?
- Discuss diction by comparing the denotation and the connotation of the word daffodils, in Rev. William Wordsworth’s “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.”
- What is the effect of the Elizabeth Bishop’s recurrent use of white imagery in the “First Death in Nova Scotia?” Reference at least three examples.
- How does Shakespeare play with the conventions of simile and metaphor to convey meaning in “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day” and “My mistress eyes are nothing like the sun?”
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references