NO PLAGARISM!!! MUST BE AT LEAST 200 WORDS
In trying to analyze a poem, it is helpful to paraphrase each line, in order to breakdown the
images and interact with the text.
For this post do all of the following:
Re-read the poem
“Ask Me,” by William Stafford, and reread the paraphrase that follows it.
Then, comment on the effectiveness of this paraphrase. What elements of the paraphrase
seem most effective to you in representing the overall theme of Stafford’s poem?
Next, identify an image or two from the poem that stands out to you as having been
paraphrased successfully. In your opinion, was there anything that might have been
paraphrased more effectively, or does this seem to be a thorough paraphrase to you?
(Use specific examples from the poem to support your discussion.)