Practice: Frozen Analysis and Discussion Post: Caged Bird or Death

1. Practice: Frozen Analysis
Okay, now that you’ve tried annotating a story, let’s try analyzing something more colorful. Watch the movie clip below. Yes, you’ve likely seen it. If you haven’t, that’s fine. HOWEVER, you need to watch with your brain turned on — pay close attention and take notes. You should write down every time you see a SYMBOL — this is an image that has an extra meaning. For instance, climbing  a set of stairs suggests ambition, trying to rise beyond where she is. Basically, every image and gesture enhances the words she’s singing. How many can you find?  Post a list or a paragraph or a few thoughtful sentences on someone else’s post.  here is the link:
2. Discussion Post: Caged Bird or Death
What sort of imagery. metaphors, sound patterns, and other devices do you see in one of these two poems following this page (or both)? Write at least a paragraph.
a. Because I could not stop for Death (479) BY EMILY DICKINSONBecause I could not stop for Death He kindly stopped for me The Carriage held but just Ourselves And Immortality.
We slowly drove He knew no hasteAnd I had put awayMy labor and my leisure too,For His Civility
We passed the School, where Children stroveAt Recess in the Ring We passed the Fields of Gazing Grain We passed the Setting Sun
Or rather He passed Us The Dews drew quivering and Chill For only Gossamer, my Gown My Tippet only Tulle
We paused before a House that seemedA Swelling of the Ground The Roof was scarcely visible The Cornice in the Ground
Since then ’tis Centuries and yetFeels shorter than the DayI first surmised the Horses’ HeadsWere toward Eternity
THE POEMS OF EMILY DICKINSON: READING EDITION, edited by Ralph W. Franklin, Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Copyright 1998, 1999 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. Copyright 1951, 1955 , by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. Copyright 1979, 1983 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. Copyright 1914, 1918, 1924, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1935, 1937, 1942 by Martha Dickinson Bianchi. Copyright 1952, 1957, 1958, 1963, 1965 by Mary L. Hampson.Source: The Poems of Emily Dickinson, edited by R.W. Franklin (Harvard University Press, 1999)