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Line Words I don’t understand Paraphrase What does the line mean? Hold fast to dreams strong, close, and steadfast, e.g. in a relationship Grasp tightly to goals The speaker urges the reader to not give up on a dream. For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird
Natural law or the law of nature ( Latin : lex naturalis ) is a theory that posits the existence of a law whose content is set by nature and that therefore has validity everywhere.  oxygen
Paragraph Bread/Topic Sentence The speaker urges the reader to not give up on a dream. Meat/ Supporting example The poem begins with a request, “Hold fast to dreams”. Bread/ analysis Life without a dream is pointless. The speaker asks the reader to keep a tight grasp on their dreams.
A.12.2- Explain the structure of selected classical and contemporary works of literature , in whole and in part, from various cultures and historical periods , and illustrate ways in which authors use syntax, imagery , figures of speech , allusions , symbols , irony, and other devices in the context of history, culture, and style .
B.12.2- Students in Wisconsin will write clearly and effectively to share information and knowledge, to influence and persuade, to create and entertain .
C.12.1- Listen to understand and will speak clearly and effectively for diverse purposes.
Know the characteristics of good writing . (organization, voice , word choice, ideas, conventions)
Listening skills, and read fluently and expressively before an audience.
Can you analyze a poem and write a 5 paragraph essay about your chosen poem?
Can you identify a poem’s rhyme scheme ?
Can you identify a poem’s imagery ?
Can you identify a poem’s figurative language ?
Can you show good listening skills and read fluently and expressively before and audience?