Poems in Context: How Poetry Reflects the Issues of Its Time Period (Part One)

Resource ID#: 196194 Type: Original Student Tutorial
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General Information

Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 11
Intended Audience: Students
Instructional Time: 45 Minute(s)
Keywords: English Language Arts, Language Arts, ELA, interactive, tutorials, elearning, e-learning, poetry, poems, imagery, word choice, diction, Sympathy, Paul Laurence Dunbar, The Slave's Complaint, George Moses Horton, slavery, historical context, cultural context, situational context, physical context, time period, writing contexts, context, Jim Crow
Instructional Component Type(s): Original Student Tutorial

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Poems in Context: How Poetry Reflects the Issues of Its Time Period (Part Two):

Learn how poems reflect the issues of their time period in this two-part tutorial series. In Part One, you learned about the four different types of contexts in writing. You then read the poems of several prominent Black American authors, and you analyzed how each poem reflects the context of its time period. In Part Two, you'll read and analyze two poems from a later era: "To America" by James Weldon Johnson and "If We Must Die" by Claude McKay. 

Make sure to complete both parts of this series! Click HERE to launch Part One.

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