A Closer Look: Understanding Themes in Poetry

Resource ID#: 129809 Type: Original Student Tutorial
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General Information

Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 6
Intended Audience: Students
Instructional Time: 25 Minute(s)
Keywords: theme, poetry, poems, diction, imagery, Robert Frost, English Language Arts, Edgar Guest, Take Home a Smile, The Road Not Taken, elearning, e-learning, English, Language Arts, ELA, themes, The Guest House, Jalal al-Din Rumi, Rumi, tutorials
Instructional Component Type(s): Original Student Tutorial

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