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Wallace Steven's poem, “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird,” provides a unique technique for exploring the importance of perspective and the impact of its delivery. In other words, how you look at things and what you choose to say about them matters!
Invite your students to try their own “Ways of Looking” Perspective Poem. How can you comment about the world around you by closely examining an ordinary object through different lenses or perspectives?
This detailed handout outlines assignment expectations AND gives guidelines to help students get started with their own poem. This assignment can be used as a standalone lesson or as part of a larger poetry or figurative language study!
Can easily by adapted to focus on a particular story, event, character, historical figure, or theme!