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Close reading poetry: "A Brook in the City"

This sequence of lessons is based on text-dependent questions that are answered through a close reading of the poem, "A Brook in the City" by Robert Frost.

Lessons

  • Analyze how inferences create meaning

    In this lesson you will learn how inferences create meaning by analyzing contrasting details in a text.

  • Determine the author's message

    In this lesson you will learn how to determine the author’s message by analyzing setting.

  • Determine a deeper meaning of a text

    In this lesson you will learn how to determine a deeper meaning of a text by analyzing the author’s development of tone.

  • Analyze an author's use of rhetoric to deepen meaning

    In this lesson you will learn how to analyze an author’s use of rhetoric to deepen meaning by examining the questions raised in the text.

  • Recognize theme in a poem

    In this lesson you will learn how to recognize theme in a poem by analyzing how an author develops an extended metaphor to convey his message.

Resources

  • A Brook in the City

    "A Brook in the City", a poem by Robert Frost. Published as part of "New Hampshire" in 1923.