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"The Red Wheelbarrow" Analysis and Imitation Activity

"The Red Wheelbarrow" Analysis and Imitation Activity
"The Red Wheelbarrow" Analysis and Imitation Activity
"The Red Wheelbarrow" Analysis and Imitation Activity
"The Red Wheelbarrow" Analysis and Imitation Activity
"The Red Wheelbarrow" Analysis and Imitation Activity
"The Red Wheelbarrow" Analysis and Imitation Activity
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This is a fun poetry analysis and imitation activity for high school students that features William Carlos Williams' "The Red Wheelbarrow." Students aim to create their own William Carlos Williams' poem on a giant poster. The lesson includes a brief opening discussion, a lecture on style elements (PowerPoint included), and time for observation and analysis. Students then try to create their own William Carlos Williams'-style poem. It's not as easy as it looks and your students will be thoroughly humbled! This is a good activity for students and teachers who feel uncomfortable with poetry analysis; it's a good stepping stone.

This product includes:
• A step-by-step lesson plan
• A Powerpoint that defines and provides examples for the following
terms: alliteration, imagery, stanza, syllable, enjambment, white
space
• A note-taking handout for students
• Answer key for the analysis section
• Basic rubric

Materials Needed for Lesson:
• A copy of William Carlos Williams’ “The Red Wheelbarrow”
• Art supplies such as markers, crayons, finger paint, etc.
• Butcher paper or large paper

Objectives:
• Students will be able to identify examples of the following terms:
alliteration, imagery, stanza, syllable, enjambment, white space
• Students will demonstrate their understanding of each term by
creating their own example of each in a poem that imitates
William Carlos Williams “The Red Wheelbarrow.”
Total Pages
7 pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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