Analysis of Form

A) You can either compare multiple versions of the same poem, essay, or story to see what the revisions reveal about Berry’s understanding of form, or B) you can focus on a particular image or line (i.e. “Thy life’s a miracle” or “there comes a longing again never to travel anywhere except by foot” or the story of the hog butchering, or an inter-generational, inter-racial friendship) that recurs in different contexts. How do these different contexts and forms give different meanings to the image or story? Meet with me early in the semester to talk about possible ideas. The final essay should be 6-8 pages and involve close analysis of your chosen texts.