Blog Post due Mon 4/13 @ 6pm (Commentors @ 12am)

Put Rich’s “North America Time” and Lorde’s “Sisters in Arms” in conversation with each other around one of the questions below. Both poems are personal lyrics, where the I is of the poet. Use evidence from each poem and ask two debatable questions.

1. What does it mean to protest? What do you see these two poems protesting? Can a lyric poem be a form of protest? What would be its limits as a form of protest or its strengths?

2. How do you see these two poems navigating the personal and the political? What imagery and historical/political references do you find interwoven with more personal details of the poet’s life? Does this change the nature of the personal I?

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