Explain how the definition of pastoral helps you to understand any two of the assigned poems.

FOCUS on the two poems: 1) from the porch john koethe 2)Thylias Moss “Tornado” Pastoral poem – has no specific structure/rules. it is a Mode – talks about environment. These are the points that determine if a poem’s Pastoral or not: 1. shepherd (regular person is the hero of the poem – main character). 2. Genre (architecture). 3. Human beings interact with the environment. 4. Idealization: environment – fictional natural setting. 5. Harmony:we are most our essential selves. Harmony with nature… 6. no institutional hierarchy….

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