The Poet's Tools and the Common Core Requirements

Many of the new Common Core state requirements for reading expect students to read closely and track the development of specific images, characters, and ideas. For this kind of analysis, I think there is no better practice than the close reading of poems, which is precisely what the explanations and exercises in the file below try to teach.

Poet's Tools: printer-friendly pdf file

"Poet's Tools" contains exercises. Please contact me if you would like an answer key for those exercises.

Last change made to this page: March 24, 2021

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