Reaching New Heights: Determining Multiple Themes in a Poem

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Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 11, 12
Intended Audience: Students
Instructional Time: 40 Minute(s)
Keywords: poems, theme, thematic statement, topic, central message, author's message, textual evidence, Rudyard Kipling, determining a theme, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, A Psalm of Life, William Ernest Henley, Invictus, English Language Arts, English, Language Arts, tutorials, interactive, e-learning, e learning, poetry, themes, theme statement, topics, If-, literature, British poet, American poet, British literature, American literature
Instructional Component Type(s): Original Student Tutorial

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