The poems below are concerned with darkness and night. Read each poem carefully. Then, in a well-written essay, compare and contrast the poems, analyzing the significance of dark or night in each. In your essay, consider elements such as point of view, imagery, and structure.
We grow accustomed to the Dark-- Acquainted with the Night
When Light is put away--
As when the Neighbor holds the Lamp I have been one acquainted with the night.
To witness her Good bye-- I have walked out in rain--and back in rain.
I have outwalked the furthest city light.
5A Moment--We Uncertain step
For newness of the night-- I have looked down the saddest city lane.
--You must mention both similarities and differences in the opening of your essay.
--Try to construct a single sentence that captures both, in order to analyze the relationship between the two pieces.
Possibilities for organizing your compare/contrast AP writes!
(adapted from http://parkrose.orvsd.org/mod/resource/view.php?id=13971)
1st body paragraph analyzes poem 1
2nd body paragraph analyzes poem 2
3rd body paragraph compares/contrasts the 2 poems
1st body paragraph picks one point to focus on in both poems (aspect of the work)
2nd body paragraph picks 2nd point to focus on in both poems (another aspect of the works)
3rd body paragraph picks 3rd point to focus on in both poems (last aspect of the works)
1st body paragraph compares both poems
2nd body paragraph contrasts both poems
3rd body paragraph draws conclusions from the comparison/contrast