Steve Lawhead's poem, "The Sun Goes Down in Summer" creates a picture of a student anxious to return to school after a long sweet summer. But is that all there is to the poem? Aside from the obvious surface message, what deeper messages or themes do you read in this work?
Write a paragraph describing at least one deeper message in the poem. Include a:
(1) topic sentence (a guiding sentence with a subject and an opinion about that subject). Remember, when you’re writing a paragraph about a piece of literature, your introduction must include the name of the text and the author.
(2) After your topic sentence(s) that describes the deeper message, write your concrete detail to back it up (example quote from the poem that illustrates your opinion).
(3) Finally, add your commentary about how that quote proves your topic sentence to be true.
(4) Repeat with another sentence or two of concrete detail providing proof from the poem to back up your opinion and then another sentence or more of commentary that discusses that proof and how it relates to your topic sentence.
(5) You need to write at least two commentary sentences for each concrete detail or example you provide.
(6) Finish with a concluding sentence.