This sweet poem by Millay is reader favorite! Although written in an easy to understand narrative, this poem is saturated with symbolism and metaphor that will promote great class discussion. I have developed a set of thought provoking questions that will encourage students to look deeply at the poem's meaning and interpret figurative language. I have also created a coloring sheet to visually represent the narrative. Students will enjoy this short lesson and the art element will help make it a poem they will remember.
I have also created a Google version of the reading questions for those who like going paperless. I have included a Getting Started with Google Apps/Google Classroom guide for those wanting to try it, but still have the print version to fall back on. This is a great way to show use of technology in your classroom. If you aren't interested in using Google, no worries, everything is printable!
Copy of the poem
Set of interpretive reading questions with key
Google Link for Paperless Version (optional)
Getting Started with Google Apps (optional)
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