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Hello, I need 2 essays to be written. 2 topics for 2 essays. 1st topic for 1st essay is THE LITTLE BLACK BOY My mother bore me in the southern wild, And I am black, but O my soul is white! White as an angel is the English child, But I am black, as if bereaved of light. My mother taught me underneath a tree, And, sitting down before the heat of day, She took me on her lap and kissèd me, And, pointing to the East, began to say: ‘Look on the rising sun: there God does live, And gives His light, and gives His heat away, And flowers and trees and beasts and men receive Comfort in morning, joy in the noonday. ‘And we are put on earth a little space, That we may learn to bear the beams of love; And these black bodies and this sunburnt face Are but a cloud, and like a shady grove. p. 8‘For, when our souls have learned the heat to bear, The cloud will vanish, we shall hear His voice, Saying, “Come out from the grove, my love and care, And round my golden tent like lambs rejoice.”’ Thus did my mother say, and kissed me, And thus I say to little English boy. When I from black, and he from white cloud free, And round the tent of God like lambs we joy, I’ll shade him from the heat till he can bear To lean in joy upon our Father’s knee; And then I’ll stand and stroke his silver hair, And be like him, and he will then love me. The second topic for the second essay is THE ECHOING GREEN The sun does arise, And make happy the skies; The merry bells ring To welcome the Spring; The skylark and thrush, The birds of the bush, Sing louder around To the bells’ cheerful sound; While our sports shall be seen On the echoing green. Old John, with white hair, Does laugh away care, Sitting under the oak, Among the old folk. They laugh at our play, And soon they all say, ‘Such, such were the joys When we all—girls and boys— In our youth-time were seen On the echoing green.’ p. 5Till the little ones, weary, No more can be merry: The sun does descend, And our sports have an end. Round the laps of their mothers Many sisters and brothers, Like birds in their nest, Are ready for rest, And sport no more seen On the darkening green. This essay of between 500 and 1000 words is an analysis of a poem covered in the first half of the course. Attend to the poetic form, such as sonnet, ballad, dramatic monologue, free verse or prose poem, to give some examples. What makes the poem work artistically and meaningfully? When explicating your chosen poem, analyze some poetic techniques as they affect meaning. For example, you might consider rhyme, meter, rhythm, alliteration (consonance and assonance), metaphor, imagery, symbol, personification, poetic voice, agency and theme. No matter which techniques are discussed, the success of your essay depends on how coherently your analysis builds a clear and well-supported interpretation of the poem. Thank you!