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This slideshow guides students through an analysis of Carolyn Forché's poem, "The Colonel." It is designed to introduce advanced analysis by detailed showing detailed examples of annotations and poem analysis. This comes with an anticipatory activity (3-5 minutes), details about the author, and background information on the poem. It also comes with an interview with the author about her experience depicted in the poem, as well as a student handout version of the poem. This lesson is designed to take 15-30 minutes. Each file is available in both PDF and Microsoft Office form and is fully editable.
Please note, this poem contains one use of explicit language. The slideshow addresses the purpose behind this use, and the literary merit present in the poem despite strong language.
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