Prompt 1Note: This is, indeed, the same as last week - but this time you need to do it with the Songs of Experience, not the Songs of Innocence.
Pick no more than three of Blake’s poems. If you work with multiple poems, I’d like to understand why you are using them together. Your job is to analyze the use of either…
a) color, or
b) a particular image (a repeating image of you are doing multiple poems) which doesn’t seem to be directly mentioned in the poem itself
… and how that color, or that image, impacts the meaning of the text.
In other words, by paying attention to that color or that part of the engraving which doesn’t seem to be referenced in the text itself, how should we read the text differently?
Prompt 2Using details of both Bechdel’s written text and her art, make an argument which is explicitly concerned with one of the houses in the book.
Example 1: “Bechdel’s father seems to use the structure of the two houses to try to keep himself and his world under control. The fact that he is unable to control himself helps us understand that ….”
Example 2: “Both the fun home and the Bechdel family home are rooted in the past [a claim that would needed to be detailed, of course]. Bechdel, like her father, is unable to escape the past, which means…”