How do they convey a sense of the experiences he wants to relate?

Read the Introduction and any 10 poems from Coleman Barks, trans., The Essential Rumi. You may want to read a poem from each section. You can also pick the poems randomly and see what you find.
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Then read:
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Sufism — Sufis — Sufi Orders
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http://islam.uga.edu/Sufism.html
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Read the Introductory Essay on Sufism that begins right under the Table of Contents, “Sufism: an Introduction,” and follow the links at the bottom of each page.
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Rumi
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https://www.rumi.org.uk/
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Focusing on just one of Rumi’s poems, please answer the following questions in the Discussion Forum:
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What images (metaphors andsymbols) does Rumi use in his poem? How do they convey a sense of the experiences he wants to relate?
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What important themes emerge from the poem you read? What specific passages express them?
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Does the poem seem “Islamic?” What set of concerns animates the poem? How does it express Sufi sensibilities?
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Please cite the page number(s) of the poem

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