Theodore Roethke. (1908-1963). Doyle Elegy for Jane. Anita. The Far Field. I Knew A Woman. Jeff. H ow to read literature And Why it is important. Illustrating the impact of the literature on culture, society, and the individual.
The Far Field
I Knew A Woman
Step by step instructions to getting the best results out of literature.
What is the structure of the poem? Two of the most important features to note here are
stanza and meter form.
What, primarily, is the poem about, and how do you know that?
Does the poem fall into an identifiable subgenre—for example, is it a sonnet, ballad,
haiku, or dramatic monologue?
Why has the poet chosen these particular words?
What words might have used instead, and why were they rejected in favor of others?
What images does the poem evoke?
How are they evoked?
How has the poet placed them?
How do different images connect or contrast with one another?
example: Her home was a prison.
The wind whispered softly in the night.
Demonstrating an understanding and appreciation for one major writer, work, genre, literary theory, or literary movementIs not hard when you follow these steps.