In this lesson, students identify and cite author Langston Hughes’ use of diction in a poem, and then provide analysis of this literary device’s impact on the selection’s tone.
The use of music engages students in the lesson. The lesson includes listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
This common core lesson is an introduction to diction and tone in poetry. In order to ensure comprehensible input, it is advised that students are provided with background knowledge on the Harlem Renaissance.
Extension activities are included for creative writing.