by Chenjerai Hove
From the Gaps: Joy Harjo
this profile of poet Joy Harjo to learn her thoughts
about poetry, politics, television, and music.
Harjo notes that "When you get to visual
images such as movies or TV, everything is imagined
for you. You react, you might come away thinking
about the images but the images are imagining
for you." As a class, discuss your opinions
on this subject.
more about Hove’s background and note his quotation
that begins, "I seek to write books that
remind us . . ." Write a short essay that
explains how, in your opinion, "You Will
Forget" fulfills or does not fulfill Hove’s
goal as stated in his quotation.
Harjo and Hove use repetition in their poems to
enhance the impact of their words. This Web page
adds to the information your textbook gives on
the literary element of repetition. After reading
through the information here, analyze the effectiveness
of the repetition in "Remember" and
"You Will Forget."