Journal Instructions

Choose one poem to write on this week and incorporate answers to that poem’s prompt in your 250 word (minimum) response.

Langston Hughes, “Harlem”

What is a dream deferred? What point is Hughes making about deferred dreams in this poem? Why do you think this poem is titled “Harlem?” Explain your answers, referring to specic places in the poem (quotes) in your explanation. .

Marge Piercy “Barbie Doll” or “Sylvia Plath “Metaphors”

Piercy and Plath each offer criticisms of the social expectations for women in their poems, but target different aspects. If you write on one of these poems, explain which expectation the poem is rebelling against and how you can tell, referring to specific places in the poem (quotes) in your explanation.