EFP 11 HW#2

Due date: Friday Feb. 2

General Instructions for Homework

  1. Homework is usually posted on Friday mornings – the week before it is due.
  2. Homework is only posted on the website. There is no handout.
  3. We will usually discuss the homework for the next week on Friday. We do this in-class.
  4. Complete homework on lined paper. Be sure to follow the format. For the poem itself, copy it as closely to the original format as possible. Spelling, punctuation, spacing, etc. should match the original. If it does not match, you may be asked to redo it. For your answers, double space. Spelling does not count. But you must indent correctly and you must use correct punctuation and correct capitalization. Neatness matters – it should be readable.
  5. Turn in your homework on most Fridays (check due dates on the course outline). If you have late or missing homework, you must work on it in class during breaks until caught up.

HW#2 Instructions

  1. Read the poem Leonard and the poem Mister Mandela.
  2. Read them again. Outloud.
  3. Then read them each one more time.
  4. Copy 1 of the 2 poems on a sheet of lined paper. (See above notes for instructions.)
  5. Circle all examples of allusion.
  6. Underline all examples of sensory imagery.
  7. Answer the following questions (using 1-3 short but complete sentences and include the questions in each answer — meaning that the total # of sentences for the assignment = 3-9):
    • What are common themes of these poems?
    • How do these poems connect to the themes of the course?
    • What is your relationship to the poem that you copied in step 4?

Mr. Kertes is an English teacher in Prince Rupert, in the territory of the Ts’msyen, at Charles Hays Secondary School - home of the Rainmakers.