This is a complete poetry unit (10-15 days) that includes well known poems, study questions, a test and a summative assignment with marking rubrics (writing a poem, analyzing a poem, reciting a poem). I use it in grade 10, but it could be used in 9-11. You do not need to use poetry unit A first (but you can). The units build on each other, but they also stand alone.
Includes the poems "I, too, Sing America" by Langston Hughes, "A Poison Tree" by William Blake, "Warren Pryor" by Alden Nowlan, "Sonnet 30” by William Shakespeare, "Last Ride" by Andrea Holslander, "maggie and millie and molly and may" by ee cummings, "Piranha School" by Gary Hyland, "My Papa’s Waltz" by Theodore Roethke, and “When You Are Old” by Yeats, and “Flight One” by Gwendolyn MacEwen.
The unit is organized by what I call the six characteristics of poetry: significance, comparative language, imagery, language use, line breaks, and originality. Each poem study focuses on one of these characteristics and includes analysis of characteristics previously addressed.
Have a look at my other complete poetry units (A, C, and D).
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