“”” “”Coming Awake”” in New Poems(24) by D.H. Lawrence
When I woke, the lake-lights were quivering on the wall,
The sunshine swam in a shoal across and across,
And a hairy, big bee hung over the primulas In the window, his body black fur, and the sound of him cross.
There was something I ought to remember: and yet I did not remember.
Why Should I? The running lights And the airy primulas, oblivious Of the impending bee — they were fair enough sights.””
: Read “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid and “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan. Choose two themes listed in the charts on the following pages. Collect 3-4 details from “Girl” and/or “Two Kinds” (such as specific plot points, symbols, or quotes) that the author/s use to explore each theme and enter them in the Evidence section of the table below. When you have completed your work, remember to save it as a new file, otherwise you will just re-send this file without saving your work.
Next, use the evidence you’ve collected to write an analysis that describes and explains the role of the theme in “Girl” and/or “Two Kinds.” Your analysis should be at least 1-2 paragraphs. Here are some questions to consider as you write:
● How do the ideas or actions of the main characters reflect different aspects of the theme?
● Does the theme develop or change over the course of the story? If so, how?
● If your evidence includes symbols, explain how the author/s use those symbols to explore the theme.