Poems in Context: How Poetry Reflects the Issues of Its Time Period (Part Two)

Resource ID#: 196263 Type: Original Student Tutorial
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Subject(s): English Language Arts (B.E.S.T.)
Grade Level(s): 11
Intended Audience: Students
Instructional Time: 40 Minute(s)
Keywords: English Language Arts, Language Arts, ELA, interactive, tutorials, elearning, e-learning, poetry, poems, imagery, word choice, diction, To America, James Weldon Johnson, If We Must Die, Claude McKay, historical context, cultural context, situational context, physical context, time period, writing contexts, context, lynching, Jim Crow, segregation, Jack Johnson, Great Migration, Plessy vs. Ferguson, Harlem Renaissance
Instructional Component Type(s): Original Student Tutorial

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Poems in Context: How Poetry Reflects the Issues of Its Time Period (Part One):

Learn how poems reflect the issues of their time period in this two-part tutorial series. You'll first learn about the four different types of contexts in writing. You'll then read the poems of several prominent Black American authors, and you'll analyze how each poem reflects the context of its time period. In Part One, you'll read two poems: "The Slave's Complaint" by George Moses Horton and "Sympathy" by Paul Laurence Dunbar. You'll read two more poems in Part Two.

Make sure to complete both parts of this series! Click HERE to launch Part Two.

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