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Activity Overview


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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Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 2-3

Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)

Type of Assignment Individual or Partner

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/3/6] With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/2/4] Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/3/5] Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.

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