Walt Whitman's "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer" compare and contrast "The Scientist" by Coldplay for middle (I suggest grade and high school. Have a teen who says they hate poetry? Teens love music - and this is a great way to scaffold that love i
Walt Whitman "It Ain't Bragging" Letterpress Print
Make a study of poetry compelling and relevant to your students’ lives. In the film Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams famously delivers portions of Walt Whitman’s beloved “O Captain! My Captain!” poem. This funeral dirge serves as a compelling extended metaphor for the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln just days after the end of the Civil War. Use this 45-minute lesson to pull your students into this classic Walt Whitman text, which they’ll compare to a poem written by W.H. Auden…
kvetchlandia: “Walt Whitman Uncredited and Undated Photograph-Detail …Through me many long dumb voices, Voices of the interminable generation of prisoners and slaves, Voices of the diseas’d and despairing and of thieves and dwarfs, Voices of cycles.