Drawing on the examples in Issues 2 and 4 of Understanding Rhetoric, work in small groups to explore the manuscripts and videos in Agha Shahid Ali’s digital archive, The Beloved Witness. What do these materials teach you about the development of Ali’s poetry, including the form and content of poems, Ali's word choice, and the role of geography and historical contexts in his work?
Return to “A Postcard from Kashmir” in light of its drafts. What do you learn in light of knowing its history?
Collect your findings and compose an argument that you will introduce to the class.