This video will explain everything you need to know to teach Mary Oliver's "The Black Walnut Tree" to high school students. It briefly discusses the plot of the poem, the major poetic elements, its unique diction, and when in the school year it should be taught. This is strongly suggested as a poem study for AP Literature students. I've also given the poem a score on the following factors, each of which I explain in detail in the video:
- Intrigue Level
- Poetic Elements
This video comes with an identical powerpoint for your use in the classroom. In just 12 minutes you will be ready to teach "The Black Walnut Tree" to high school students!