This blog is two parts. Make sure you do both things!
1. The poem "The Exam" by Joyce Sutphen introduces the season of fall. I found this poem appropriate seeing as how this weekend brought the first days of fall. In a short paragraph, discuss the picture she paints of this season. What are her feelings toward it? What images are created in your mind? What associations does she make with the season? At the end of your paragraph, identify the tone of this poem (e.g., tone: reminiscent).
2. Then, write your own poem. What are your feelings toward fall? What associations do you make with this season? In mimicking Sutphen, introduce the poem with your picture of what fall looks like to you, then reveal what fall means to you (i.e., for Sutphen, fall is associated with fall classes, school, taking exams, her parents' marriage and anniversary...).
This blog is due tomorrow, Wednesday September 26 by 8am.