Write a explication of the poems meaning
Review “Versification” (pp. 2027-2052) from The Norton Anthology of Poetry.
Select a poem from the readings for this week.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word explication of the poem’s meaning and effect on the reader, focusing on the relationship between the form of the poem and the content. Remember that form refers to all aspects of how a poem is written. This might be as general as the length of a poem, or as specific as word choice and sound.
Support your interpretation by referring to the contents of the “Versification” section in The Norton Anthology.
Integrate the period’s expectations of what a poem is and should be; consider what this poem means in the context of medieval or 16th-century society.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines unless you are an English major; then use MLA. Remember to use third person when writing this essay.
Selected Poem (please use)
They Flee From Me
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BY SIR THOMAS WYATT
They flee from me that sometime did me seek
With naked foot, stalking in my chamber.
I have seen them gentle, tame, and meek,
That now are wild and do not remember
That sometime they put themself in danger
To take bread at my hand; and now they range,
Busily seeking with a continual change.
Thanked be fortune it hath been otherwise
Twenty times better; but once in special,
In thin array after a pleasant guise,
When her loose gown from her shoulders did fall,
And she me caught in her arms long and small;
Therewithall sweetly did me kiss
And softly said, “Dear heart, how like you this?”
It was no dream: I lay broad waking.
But all is turned thorough my gentleness
Into a strange fashion of forsaking;
And I have leave to go of her goodness,
And she also, to use newfangleness.
But since that I so kindly am served
I would fain know what she hath deserved.