English 11 Poem Presentation Martin, Ryan, Amy, Akzhan
Titles of our 3 Poems: The Voices Ignored by the Rich Immigrant No Luggage
About the Poems All of them have some kind of meaning/theme relating society, and its problems Free verse
George Bowering Has won “many” literary Awards was the first ever “Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate” (Official appointed Poet of the Canadian government) Was also novelist, historian and biographer Also was made an officer of the “Order of Canada”, which is a Canadian service award These things relate to the fact that most if not all his poems (the ones in our Book) are political and social
Question 1: What do you think this poem is generally about? (meaning/theme) Question 2: This poem is generally addressed in in first person plural point of view (we). Who do you think those voices represent? Question 3: What do you think is meant by the first four lines of the 2 nd stanza? “We have never known a need For anything this world can give us, But we feel a thirst Large enough to swallow a gilded sea.”
Question 4: What do you think is this poem generally about? (meaning/theme) Question 5: What do you think is meant in the 4 th stanza?/What is the person trying to say? “I’ve taken a new name, You have no claim on me, no baggage I will have to redeem.” Question 6: What do you think of the last line?
Question 7: What do you think this author is trying to say by this poem? Question 8: Why do you think this poem is called “No Luggage”? Question 9: What do you think is meant by the first four lines? QUESTION 10: Which of the poems themes do you like the best and why?