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Comparison and Contrast of two different poets from two different backgrounds exploring the theme of race relations.

ou will be writing a Comparison and Contrast Essay that examines two different poets from two different backgrounds exploring the theme of race relations. You will apply at least two (2) literary elements found in both poems to illustrate your analysis of the poems. For background information on the two poets you will be writing about use the following assigned materials from this module.

Aditchie, C. (2009). “Chimamanda Aditchie: The danger in a single story.” [Filmed July 2009, TEDGlobal 2009]. TED: Ideas Worth Spreading. Retrieved from TED at: http://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story

New Hampshire Public Television. “Sharon Olds.” (2014, April 22). [Video file].Retrieved from new Hampshire Public Television at: http://video.nhptv.org/video/2365229564/

CCTV Africa. “Faces of Africa- Wole Soyinka: Glutton of Tranquility.” (2016, Feb. 2). [Videofile]. Retrieved from YouTube at : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhrOwxoOomk&feature=youtu.be

You will use the close reading methods previously covered to illustrate and support your explication method and to gather evidence and quotes from the poems to support your thesis in this comparison and contrast essay about two different poems expressing views on race relations.

Having read the poems:

Olds, S. (1985). “On the Subway.” Nation, 241(9), 284. Available at: http://vlib.excelsior.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=11024246&site=eds-live&scope=site

Soyinka, W. (1998). “Telephone Conversation.” New Crisis, 105(3), 60. Available at: http://vlib.excelsior.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ulh&AN=3639785&site=eds-live&scope=site

Write a 500 to 750 word essay comparing and contrasting the themes of these two poems, examining at least two (2) specific literary elements in both poems, and ensuring you include quotes from each poem to support and illustrate the theme

 

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