Structure and Meaning of "Your World" by Georgia Douglas Johnson

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In this activity students will identify the structural components of the poem, including stanzas and lines. Students will also determine the rhyme scheme and the meaning of the stanza.



Structure Analysis for "Your World": Stanza One

Linesfour
Rhyme SchemeABCB
  • A "it"
  • B "abide"
  • C "corner"
  • B "aside"
MeaningThe poet tells about being constrained to something and not being able to succeed in life. The 'wings' (bird) symbolize the person's abilities and how they are not being utilized.

After determining the meaning of the poem, students can create visuals in a narrative that apply to their own lives.


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