After reading Jimmy Carter’s poem "I Wanted to Share My Father’s World" write a essay about the ways the poem is about lifespans, regeneration and legacy.
Beginning your paper with a strong thesis will help shape the direction of your paper. The poem is a poignant examination of this lifelong and sometimes tense relationship between father and son. Yet in the end, the speaker misses his father and longs for his praise.
I might begin with a thesis like this:
Through a poignant tone, the speaker conveys both the difficulties of fatherhood and the ultimate reward in creating a legacy that will shape the next generation of fathers.
In the first body paragraph, you could examine the struggles between the speaker and his own father. He notes that as a child, he "despised the discipline" that his...
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