ADULT LEARNING CENTRE
English 10 Poetry: "Freedom"
Definition and Writing a Comparison
February 20, 2002
Today, we will work together first to define the term
"freedom" as it applies to our lives. Then, we will read a
poem titled "Freedom" in order to see one poet's view.
1. What does it mean to have our freedom?
2. What can we do if we have our freedom?
3. Are there any restrictions on freedom?
4. Do some people have more or less freedom? Who are they, and why
are they different?
Writing Assignment (Due next class, February
Read the poem, "Freedom,"
How is his definition the same or different from your group's
definition? Note the similarities and differences on a piece of paper.
Write a paragraph where you compare Stafford's ideas about freedom
with your own and your group's opinion using your notes as a guide.
Write a minimum of 150 words in a single paragraph.
Quote the poet's words from the poem in your discussion (no more
than ten words each time). Make a comment on what the poet may mean in
your own words.
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