Many times poetry is filled with imagery and symbolism that students miss when reading. In this lesson the students will be challenged to analyze the author’s mood and tone in poetry.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • (ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.1) Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
  • (ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.4) Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).


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