Tasks for poems

"Banana Tree" (Frederic Edwin Church)"Banana Tree" (Frederic Edwin Church)

Discussing a poem and what it is about is not as daunting a task as some students fear. To understand the meaning of a poem you have to be patient and read it carefully many times. Don't make your mind up too quickly and be prepared to change your mind when the poem reveals more of itself to you under analysis. When you write about a poem you should also point out your personal response.

Read the poem "The Song of the Banana Man" on page 328 of Access to International English, and then study the text "Analysing the Poem" on pp. 330-332. Then you are ready to read and analyse the two poems "The Housing Poem" (pp. 333-335 and "The Migrant" (p. 336).

Articles & Resources

Listening

Analysing the Poem [05:03]
Last ned mp3 [2.3 Mb]

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Links

Evan Jones (brief biography)

http://www.heinemann.com/authors/843.aspx

Schoolgirl reads "The Song of the Banan Man"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXjdjCyYG80

Friends Forever TV / YouTube

"The Song of the Banana Man" (video/reading)

http://www.favoritepoem.org/FlashVideo/scott.html

Favorite Poem Project

"The Song of the Banana Man" - complete poem

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/poems/jan-june01/bananaman.html

Dian Million (brief biography)

http://depts.washington.edu/native/people/dmillion.html

A.L. Hendriks (brief biography)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._L._Hendriks

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