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Select one poem from this week’s assigned readings, and identify at least three elements in the poem that you found interesting or engaging (e.g., form, language, content, and/or other literary elements).
Then, assess how these elements affected your response to the poem, in its entirety.
(e.g., Did these elements affect your opinions on (or reaction to) the content of the poem? Did they cause you to focus on one aspect of the poem over others?)
Eleanor Farjeon (1931/1957)
Morning (or the first morning in creation) is the subject.
Judeo–Christian idea that the world was spoken into being by God
Imaginative details suggesting perfection, satisfaction
Morning has broken, like the first morning,
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird:
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning,
Praise for the springing fresh from the word.
Sweet the rain’s new fall, sunlit from heaven,
Like the first dewfall, on the first grass:
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness where his feet pass.
"Mine is the sunlight" introduces a meditative tone.
Eden: further reference to first morning in creation
Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning,
Born of the one light, Eden saw play:
Praise with elation, praise every morning,
God’s recreation of the new day.
Clugston, R. W. (2010). Journey into literature. San Diego, California: Bridgepoint Education, Inc. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/books
as a source along with one other scholarly source