This guided close reading of the poem “Harlem” 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 rhyme & simile, and their part in developing the theme
The lesson includes links to three outside sources:
a copy of "Harlem" on poetryfoundation.org
a nonfiction article by Langston Hughes on newrepublic.com
a video of a Nike commercial that uses the poem on youtube.com
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