This handout pairs William Wordsworth's "The World is too Much with Us" with reading tasks for each read (three). After completing the reading tasks, students write a brief analysis of the poem. There are also prompts/skills for close reading/annotating poetry at the top of the page and poetic features to look for in the poem at the bottom of the page.
Common Core Standards Addressed through this format:
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).
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