Free Verse poetry packet created by The House of Roush. Asks students to analyze tone, literary devices, mood, vocabulary and the poem's overall structure. Also includes a comparison activity for two of the poems.
Includes five free verse poems and seven corresponding common core close reading activities.
Poems included are:
"When I heard the learn'd astronomer" by Walt Whitman
"Democracy" by Langston Hughes
"Speak Up" by Janet Wong
"Foul Shot" by Edwin Hoey
"The Base Stealer" by Robert Francis
Activities can be done in pairs, group, individually and/or for homework.