Organize your research findings and write your paper according to the four main sections of your project as follows: (this paper should be about 2 pages long) 


1.  Provide a brief overview of the life of Li-Young Lee (1 paragraph)


2.  Describe Li-Young Lee’s school of thought or poetic tradition. Was your poet part of a poetry movement or school of poets? What are some of the characteristics of that school/movement? What was the influence of this group on your poet? How did he or she influence others?  (2 paragraphs)


3.  Share one critical opinion about Li-Young Lee. Include if possible any comment about the poet’s contribution to American literature. (1 paragraph)


4.  Analyze one poem by the poet. This is where you combine your own thoughts about the poem with one or two observations from your research. Ask yourself, “What does the poem say or mean?” (Include any background or tradition to the poem that you know.) Comment on the poet’s use of form: images, phrasing, symbols, structure, words, repeated details, etc. Read and analyze the poem carefully. (2 paragraphs)



Attached is the chosen poem for you to analyze.

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