Turtle Island, Snyder

Turtle Island, Snyder.

Part 1: Poetry and Turtle Island Read the poetry sections of this book.(Turtle Island, Snyder) Then, answer these three questions–one paragraph per question. Use quotes from the book to prove your answers. 1. How are Snyder’s poems like paintings? 2. What important themes about Native Americans are contained in Snyder’s poems? 3. What important themes about the environment are contained in Snyder’s poems? Part 2: Prose, Poetry and Turtle Island Read the prose sections (essays) in the second half of the book. Then, write a two and half -page, double-spaced MLA style essay in which you explain how the prose essays relate to the poetry in the first half of the book, and how the poetry in the first half of the book connects to the prose essays in the second half of the book. Remember, that the purpose of literature is to both entertain and to teach. So, as part of your essay, and especially in the thesis statement, say how Snyder’s work attempts to both entertain (what is entertaining in the book?) and to teach (what does Snyder want the reader to learn from the book?) Use only the words in the book to support your essay. Do not use any outside sources.

Turtle Island, Snyder