Thinking about the readings from this Module, write a 400 word discussion board post in which you explore one or more of these questions:

  • In his TedTalk (Links to an external site.), poetry professor Daniel Tysdal says that poetry is how we can express and respond to moments in life that set us “off balance,” including both celebrations and tragedies. Think about the poems we read for this Module and discuss how one of them does just that: expresses the speaker’s response to an event that puts them off balance. Consider questions like:
  • What event or occasion is being described?
  • What is the speaker’s emotional response?
  • How can readers relate or understand the poem?

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