American West Poetry

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2023

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Center for the Study of the American West

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Center for the Study of the American West (WTAMU)

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This lesson explores beginning poetry terms and applies them to poems related to the American West. Includes works from Walter McDonald, Sy Hoahwah, and Chera Hammons.

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This lesson explores beginning poetry terms and applies them to poems related to the American West. Includes works from Walter McDonald, Sy Hoahwah, and Chera Hammons. This resource includes materials for a 45-minute class period lesson. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Analyze the structure, prosody, and graphic elements such as line length and word position in poems across various forms; analyze he author’s purpose, audience, and message within a text; analyze the use of text structure to achieve the author’s purpose; analyze the use of literary devices such as irony and oxymoron to achieve specific purposes; analyze how the author’s diction and syntax contribute to the mood, voice, and tone of a text Created for English I, English II, English III, English IV.

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