The goals for this assignment are to:

demonstrate your understanding of the elements of the thesis-driven academic essay
analyze a contemporary (and not well known) poem of your own choosing, using several of the appropriate terms and devices for poetry
create an original argument for meaning
Directions:  Using the techniques and tools we have discussedbut selecting which ever are appropriate and useful to your poeminterpret the selected poem to expose what you think to be its central idea or argument.

Formulate your thesis in response to this PROMPT: 

What is the deeper and most significant message or argument in this work (your chosen poem)?