Singing of Yourself & Others: Whitman's "Song of Myself"

Unit 13: Literacy: Figurative Language in the Poetry of Whitman & Dickinson
Lesson 6 of 6

Objective: SWBAT propel a well-reasoned exchange of ideas on tone and figures of speech by referring to evidence found in Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself," and analyze how main ideas about Whitman's time period are presented in order to clearly share their findings with the class.

Big Idea: Students sing of themselves and celebrate themselves, and analyze some poetry, too.

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English / Language Arts, tone (Literary Terms), realism, Literature, poetry (Analysis), Poetry, Walt Whitman, historical background, historical context, Song of Myself, figures of speech
  50 minutes
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