Tuesday, August 12, 2014

poetry #1

This commercial below was produced by Levi's (and then pulled from the airwaves in the UK due to the image of the young person staring down riot police), and it raises questions. Here are the ones we will discuss on Thursday, August 14.  Please post your responses to #1-4 on your course blog & title your post POETRY #1.  Question #5 will, natch, be an impromptu live performance.

1. From what poem/author does this commercial borrow (without credit)?
2. Why might the use of this poem by a corporation be considered ironic?
3. Does the poem reflect the reputation of the author? Why/why not?
4. How did you find the answers to #1 & #3? Describe your research process and your sources in detail.
5. Memorize the poem and be prepared to recite it on demand.

1 comment:

  1. this is for the Latin Quote too.
    He who has begun is half done, dare to know. I think that this holds relevance because we are beginning the year and in many cases starting is the hardest part.

    1. The poem is called The Laughing heart by Charles Buckowski
    2. It might be considered ironic because the poem talks about living free but the company is using it to make you buy their product.
    3.I think that it does because he wrote Richard Cory, which conveys strong feeling in a relatively short poem. So does the laughing heart.
    4. For question number 1 I looked up the video on youtube, then took a quote and searched it, and found out who it was by. For number 3 I listened to what Dr. Preston said and I just thought about it.