For this assignment, you need to answer the following questions: What poem are you going to explicate? What is your tentative thesis ( Note: For an explication, you don’t need to state specific poetic devices that you will use. Instead, state the title of the poem, the poet’s name, the theme (critical), and a general forecast. For example: Using various poetic devices, poet’s name in “Poem” discusses X (theme)). You can use the the template below. Also, attached here is the Paper #2 directions file. Explication: Paper Supports a theme by working through the poem line by line, stanza by stanza, or section by section. As it does so, it not only examines what the poem is saying, but also delves into the poetic elements, such as speaker, tone, imagery, symbolism, word choice, word order, form, meter, sound effects, alliteration, assonance, consonance, figures of speech, etc. Each body paragraph is focused on a specific section of a poem (a line or lines; a stanza or stanzas; or a section of the poem). For short poems, like Frost’s “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” each paragraph might be focused on a couple of lines. For slightly longer poems, like “My Papa’s Waltz,” each paragraph might be focused on a single stanza. For poems with a single stanza that are a bit longer, like “Mother to Son,” each paragraph might be focused on a specific section in the poem, such as lines 1-7; lines 8-13; and lines 14-20. As the writer, you get to choose the organization. So, a thesis for an explication focuses on the subject (title and poet’s name) and the theme, while indicating the organization of the paper (line by line; stanza by stanza, or section by section.