group reports on poetry,
Read the poem out loud in class and prepare
a list of vocabulary for the poem. You may even want to make sentences
with the vocabulary for your classmates to better your and their command
Present the poem in whatever way that can help your classmates enjoy
and understand the poem. Paraphrase the poem first before you do further
analysis of the poem, be sure you understand the surface meaning of
Discuss what the poem is about, analyzing its structure, syntax,
diction, speaker/listener/situation, figures of language (imagery,
simile, metaphor, symbol, irony, etc.).
Try to picture the poem if there is any visual image.
Go to the library and look for information about the poet/author and
poem. You may also find information on our introduction to western
literature site (http://www.eng.fju.edu.tw/iacd_2000S/intro_lit/doris/syllabus.htm).
See if the information you find helps you to understand the poem better.
Be sure to develop your own analysis without copying others' opinions/sentences,
remember to cite the source when you borrow ideas/sentences.
Discuss different elements, feelings or associations you have toward
the poem with your group members.
Prepare your oral report. Divide your jobs well and prepare both a
written and oral report. Give the written report (typed) to the instructor
on the day of presentation. If you need to use the computer, please
let the instructor know in advance. You may want to print your texts
with a PowerPoint layout and project them on the transparency.
you have more questions, be sure to talk to the teacher ONE
WEEK before your report. Make an appointment
first before the whole group goes to the teacher.
For one of the report to be turned into a homepage, see on- line instructions.