J. Alexander (ENG 102)
College Composition II

Poetic Recitation

Students will select a poem from the following list and commit this to memory--Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" (20 lines); Sylvia Plath's "Mirror" (18 lines); John Donne's [Death, be not proud, though some have called thee] (14 lines); William Shakespeare's Sonnet 29, [When, in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes] (14 lines).

Various methods of extra credit are available for this assignment:
(1) Recite William Butler Yeats’ “The Second Coming” (22 lines) and earn up to 12 points;
(2) recite two of the four poems listed above and earn up to 15 points; or
(3) recite one of the four poems listed above AND William Butler Yeats’ “The Second Coming” and earn up to 18 points

 

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