This week in Ap Lit we spend a lot of time focusing on tragedy and revising our poem of the week essays. This week I think reflecting on our reading of oedipus was really helpful in understanding tragedy. I felt that oedipus had good examples of what we had previously learned about tragedy, creating a clear visual of what tragedy is and what causes it.
Reflecting back on my poem of the week essays and revising my essay on my “Papas Waltz” I realized that even if I did not like the way I wrote something it does not mean that the points in it are not of value. I realized that I had a good understanding of the point of the assignment and was able to identify the elements of poetry that helped the author get their argument across.When I went back to revise my paper I realized that I needed to do a better job proving why my examples fit my argument. I think my main issue with my poem of the week essay was figuring out how to effectively structure my ideas into the my essay. The ideas were there but the way I approached the ideas was confusing to read. I also felt that another problem I had with my poem of the week essay was my conclusion however, after having a peer edit my paper I believe that I have a better understanding of how to write a conclusion for poem of the week essays. Overall this week I think I learned a lot of ways to improve my writing .