Write a detailed (5 paragraphs) essay plan discussing the theme of identity with reference to language used in the poem 'Where I come from'. "Where I Come From" by Elizabeth Brewster

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An "essay plan" is basically an outline of the essay you intend to write with notes concerning areas to which you will pay greatest attention or important themes.

Introduction: Contextualize the poet in terms of Canadian identity and particularly the tradition of prarie poetry.

Paragraph 1: Examine the treatment...

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An "essay plan" is basically an outline of the essay you intend to write with notes concerning areas to which you will pay greatest attention or important themes.

Introduction: Contextualize the poet in terms of Canadian identity and particularly the tradition of prarie poetry.

Paragraph 1: Examine the treatment of urbanism in the opening stanza. Does this represent a rejection of an urban literary tradition? What does this stanza claim about the nature of Canadian poetry as well as the poet?

Paragraph 2: Examine this fairly cliched image of the small prarie town in the second styanza as a locus of Canadian and personal poetic identity.

Paragraph 3: Discuss how the final couplet refigures the identity questions in the poem. Are the praries more "open-minded" than the more `multi-cultural`cities of Vancouver or Toronto? More authentically Canadian?

Conclusion: Show how the use of adverbs, specifically, supports your claims about the treatment of identity themes.

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