I’m sorry we had to cancel class tonight. If anything should cause a Canadian literature class to be cancelled, it should definitely not be the weather. When it became clear that almost none of you would be able to make it tonight, though, there seemed like little other choice. I wish I could have done that earlier in the day, but by late morning it was appearing that the snow might be stopping. By early afternoon, though, it was getting much worse.
We’ll definitely spend some time next Wednesday talking about the poems you all read for tonight. I’m really looking forward to discussing them in detail, as well as getting going on Two Solitudes.
To get us going on our poetry discussion, I’d like each of you to take some time to share with us one of the poems that you found most interesting. In no more than 300 words or so, tell us about the poem. What is it about? What are its main themes? What formal structures or types of figurative language does the poet use to express his or her ideas? What was it about the poem that you appreciated the most?
(We’ve only read male poets this time around. We’ll be focusing on women poets from Montreal soon.)