War Poetry of the South Collection
https://archive.org/details/warpoetrysouth00simmgoog (you may elect to use one of these poems for your explication essay; in addition, select two or three that you like and feel comfortable writing on in class)
Take the poem that you are working on for your poetry explication and follow steps 5-8 on pp. 471-474 of the Norton Anthology. This will be an important first step in the creation of your poetry explication.
Reflect on your answers to these steps in two to four paragraphs. You may use “I” in reflective writing, since it’s based on personal experience. “You” should never be used in academic writing.