Analyzing Poetic Devices: Robert Hayden's "Those Winter Sundays" and Theodore Roethke's "My Papa's W

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  • Aug 3 2010 4:15 PM

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In this EDSITEment lesson, students study the content and form of two poems about father-son relationships: Robert Hayden's "Those Winter Sundays" and Theodore Roethke's "My Papa's Waltz." Students closely analyze how each poem's use of poetic devices helps to convey and emphasize the poem's meaning. The lesson also provides students with a deeper understanding of certain poetic devices and the intricate relationship between a poem's content and its form.

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    Grade: 9 to 12

    Topics: English-Language Arts, Literature

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