Langston Hughes "Dreams" & "Mother to Son"

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This guided close reading of the Langston Hughes poems “Dreams” and "Mother to Son" is based on the TPCASTT poetry analysis model.

Using foldable interactive notebook elements and a slideshow lesson that you project on your whiteboard, students will

♦ Consider the significance of the title
♦ Paraphrase the poem line by line
♦ Discuss connotations of important words
♦ Identify the speaker's tone
♦ Determine the theme of the poem
♦ Analyze the poet's use of repetition, imagery, vernacular & extended metaphor, and their part in developing the theme
♦ Compare the development of theme in the two poems

The lesson includes links to one outside source:
a copy of "Mother to Son" on poetryfoundation.org

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35
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Teaching Duration
90 Minutes

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Langston Hughes "Dreams" & "Mother to Son"
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