ELA.11.R.1.4

Analyze ways in which poetry reflects themes and issues of its time period.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Poetry for this benchmark should be selected from one of the following literary periods. 
  • Classical Period (1200 BCE–455 CE) 
  • Medieval Period (455 CE–1485 CE)  
  • Renaissance Period (130–1600) 
  • Restoration and 18th Century (1660–1790) British Literature  
  • Colonial and Early National Period (1600–1830) American Literature 
  • Romantic Period (1790–1870)  
  • Realism and Naturalism Period (1870–1930) 
  • Modernist Period (1910–1945)  
  • Contemporary Period (1945–present) 
Clarification 2: For more information, see Literary Periods
General Information
Subject Area: English Language Arts (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 11
Strand: Reading
Date Adopted or Revised: 08/20
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
1001380: English Honors 3 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1002320: English 3 Through ESOL (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1005330: Contemporary Literature (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
1005340: Classical Literature (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021, 2021 and beyond)
1005360: Literature and the Arts 2 Honors (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1005365: Literature in the Media Honors (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1020830: Classical Literature Honors (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
1020840: Contemporary Literature Honors (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
1020860: Great Books Honors (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
1009330: Creative Writing 2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2021, 2021 and beyond)
1009331: Creative Writing Honors 3 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1009350: Play Writing (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1001370: English 3 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1009370: Writing for College Success (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
1001375: English 3 for Credit Recovery (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1002381: Developmental Language Arts Through ESOL (Reading) (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1000416: Intensive Reading 3 (Specifically in versions: 2021 and beyond)
1005351: Humane Letters 3 Literature (Specifically in versions: 2020 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
1005352: Humane Letters 3 Literature Honors (Specifically in versions: 2020 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
ELA.11.R.1.AP.4: Explain the connection between works of major poets and their historical context.

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Original Student Tutorials

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.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

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

Learn how poems reflect the issues of their time period in this two-part tutorial series. You'll first learn about the four different types of contexts in writing. You'll then read the poems of several prominent Black American authors, and you'll analyze how each poem reflects the context of its time period. In Part One, you'll read two poems: "The Slave's Complaint" by George Moses Horton and "Sympathy" by Paul Laurence Dunbar. You'll read two more poems in Part Two.

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

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades 6-12

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

Learn how poems reflect the issues of their time period in this two-part tutorial series. You'll first learn about the four different types of contexts in writing. You'll then read the poems of several prominent Black American authors, and you'll analyze how each poem reflects the context of its time period. In Part One, you'll read two poems: "The Slave's Complaint" by George Moses Horton and "Sympathy" by Paul Laurence Dunbar. You'll read two more poems in Part Two.

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

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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Original Student Tutorials

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.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

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

Learn how poems reflect the issues of their time period in this two-part tutorial series. You'll first learn about the four different types of contexts in writing. You'll then read the poems of several prominent Black American authors, and you'll analyze how each poem reflects the context of its time period. In Part One, you'll read two poems: "The Slave's Complaint" by George Moses Horton and "Sympathy" by Paul Laurence Dunbar. You'll read two more poems in Part Two.

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

Type: Original Student Tutorial

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