Along with these deeper meanings we also explored a range of terminology that helps us talk about the way poetry works. We discussed denotations, connotations, metaphors, symbols, rhythm, rhyme, metre, form.... and so the journey goes on... We concluded with a brief look at the extraordinary short poem- filled with attitude and satisfaction: William Carlos Williams "This is Just to Say".
As well as this rich discussion on poetry we managed to connect with WebCT and this LiveJournal which promised to be great learning tools. Spaces for us to write and to keep connected with each other between classes. Thank you all for being such a patient group. I look forward to seeing you all again next week. Have fun reading the poems in the booklet and commenting on them in the WebCT discussion space.