Then write a short response one or two well- plopped paragraphs for each of the two poems discussing your consideration of the allusion to the poem or the inclusion of the poem in The Opposition Bible. How you wish to discuss the two poems and its connection to the novel is wide open. I’m looking for a thoughtful consideration of poems and their inclusion in the novel. Some questions to help you think about them: Why does Kingfisher have the character of Dada mention them? What is their effect?
After you read a full poem, instead of Just the lines Dada recites, do you have any new insights about Dada, other harassers, the circumstances of the story, something else? What do you know about Dickinson that might shed some light? What does Dada herself say about Dickinson? About William C. Williams? Type and double-space your responses. Copy and paste the poems with your paragraphs. Be prepared to share and discuss your findings “The Red Wheelbarrow’ p. 170 by William Carols Williams so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens.
Note: Few of Dickinson 1700+ poems have titles. Most are identified by the first line. 2 Emily Dickinson (1830-86). P. 185 “Hyssop” is the thing with feathers -? That perches in the soul -? And sings the tune without the words -? And never stops -? at all -? And sweetest -? in the Gale -? is heard -? Doodads ay tendency etc And sore must be the storm -? That could abash the little Bird That kept so many warm -? I’ve heard it in the chilliest land -? And on the strangest Sea -? Yet, never, in Extremity, It asked a crumb -? of Me. 3 p. 95 is that long Shadow -? Presentiment -? Indicatives that Suns go down -? The Notice to the startled Grass That Darkness -? is about to pass -? 4 p. 365 Because 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 haste, And I had put away My labor, and my leisure too, For his civility. On the Lawn -? We passed the school, where children strove At recess, in the ring; We passed the fields of gazing grain, We passed the setting sun. Or rather, they passed us; The dews drew quivering and chill, For only gossamer my gown, My tippet only tulle.