Among the many things that a poem does, it can create an image in the reader’s m

Among the many things that a poem does, it can create an image in the reader’s mind, which usually leads to a certain kind of feeling or thought. Sometimes, if we’re lucky, a poem can be so powerful that it even effects the way we think about something. Wow!
In our first poetry discussion, let’s take some time to share what we “see” when we read a particular poem.
Read the following three poems. Then, read them again. Read each of them aloud (which might help you to feel out the sounds in the poem).
Poem #1 – “Ode to Browsing the Web” by African-American poet Marcus Wicker (NOTE: Don’t let the language in this poem dissuade you from taking the time to think about how it’s crafted. Wicker is a rising star in the poetry world for good reasons.)
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poem/246482
Poem #2 – “Traveling Through the Dark” by William Stafford
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/171495
Poem #3 – “Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver
http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/wild-geese-by-mary-oliver/
Next, describe (in one paragraph/per poem) the pictures these poems create in your mind. Make specific reference to each poem’s use of imagery. Try to be as specific as you can. Pull out passages, words or details that particularly impact you. Or, if something confuses or boggles you, feel free to share that, too.
What we want to do here is simply begin to engage with a poem and try to understand what it’s made of; we’ll start with the images in a poem and what those images lead to in terms of meaning.
For each poem, try to write one paragraph about what you “see.”
As always, this discussion is worth 25 points.
REMINDERS:
Before you may view other peers’ posts, you will first need to post your initial response to the discussion prompt/question.
Your initial post MUST CONTAIN a minimum of 350 words, and it MUST ALSO CONTAIN two scholarly sources, i.e. articles from the library’s databases that you have consulted.

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