Paper instructions:
write a 3-4 page paper about a poem. The poem is Promises Like Pie-Crust
by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894) The introduction of the essay should establish the basic details of the poem – poet, title, date – and other foundational information (form of poem, speaker, setting, situation, etc). The essay must develop as either an explication or analysis. Please include diction, tone, metaphor, alliteration/sound. THE TITLE IS A SIMILE
You should not elect to write an explication if your selected poem is longer than fourteen lines (sonnet).
THE essay must have a strong thesis, clear organization, and an effective introduction and conclusion. You should incorporate brief quotations throughout your essay.

poem to write about

Promises Like Pie-Crust
by Christina Georgina Rossetti

Promise me no promises,
So will I not promise you:
Keep we both our liberties,
Never false and never true:
Let us hold the die uncast,
Free to come as free to go:
For I cannot know your past,
And of mine what can you know?

You, so warm, may once have been
Warmer towards another one:
I, so cold, may once have seen
Sunlight, once have felt the sun:
Who shall show us if it was
Thus indeed in time of old?
Fades the image from the glass,
And the fortune is not told.

If you promised, you might grieve
For lost liberty again:
If I promised, I believe
I should fret to break the chain.
Let us be the friends we were,
Nothing more but nothing less:
Many thrive on frugal fare
Who would perish of excess.



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