This week we worked a lot with poetry and how to write the poem of the week essay. This weeks poem of the week was a lot easier to analyze than last weeks was. Having a longer piece and something with more meaning behind it was really helpful in trying to figure out how to write the 40 minute essay about the poem. It gave us more to work with. Going along with this, figuring out the poem was easier. I felt like we had better discussions with this poem which helped the thought process of figuring it out. We also knew the context of the author writing this poem which helped with metaphors. There were more poetic elements to talk about, which helps in writing a good piece that explains the poem well. I just feel like I wrote a way better essay for this weeks poem of the week than I did with The Eagle.
The art as a window into literature document that we did this week was also helpful in learning how to analyze and look past what is right in front of you. Finding the story inside of a painting was a good exercise that we did. I liked looking at the paintings and trying to see what the artist may have been seeing or what they had been thinking of. I also liked the Ted Talk that we watched and how she explained her process of putting stories to painting and looking at them more in depth. This Ted Talk that I linked, I thought was very interesting. I like how she talks about how reading opens minds and does more for you than just something to pass the time. It helps people share ideas and experiences and learn from others. I think that this is a good Ted Talk for what we did in class this week. It goes along with opening our mind to the art within literature and looking at things with an open mind.