Nothing gold, taught me purple

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  • Practice with Remembrance of a Friend- Naming the World
  • Prior to reading have students do PollEverywhere.com (inference)
  • “Explain Robert Frost’s argument in the poem, Nothing Gold Can Stay.”
  • If time remains… for ADVANCED class ONLY See also “Acquainted with the Night” poem by Frost
  • Nothing gold, taught me purple

    1. 1. Ms. Mills
    2. 2.  Allusion Theme Inference Stanza Paraphrase
    3. 3. Reading Between the Lines Making Inferences
    4. 4.  Explicitly stated in the text (you cannot find the answer on the page – the answer is in your head) Based on opinion
    5. 5.  (1904) Evelyn Tooley Hunt won the Sidney Lanier Memorial Award for her first collection of poems, Look Again, Adam. Her poems typically reflect the interest in other cultures. Hunt states, “I Evelyn Tooley like to write from the inside of some culture Hunt other than my own.” She is best known for her variations of haiku and writes under the pen name of Tao-Li
    6. 6.  (1874-1963) Robert Frost is one of the best know American poets. He was a four- time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. He lived on a farm in New Hampshire; many of his poems are set in rural New England. Robert Frost’s poem, "The Gift Outright” was read in 1961 at President John F. Kennedy’s
    7. 7.  Partner read the poem As you and your partner read, record the inferences made for each stanza and pair of lines on the right side of the T-Chart. Write an essential message (main idea) of the poem, based on your inferences.
    8. 8. Natures first green is gold,Her hardest hue to hold.Her early leafs a flower;But only so an hour.Then leaf subsides to leaf.So Eden sank to grief,So dawn goes down to day.Nothing gold can stay.
    9. 9. Natures first green is gold,
    10. 10. Her hardest hue to hold.
    11. 11. Her early leaf’s a flower;
    12. 12. So Eden sank to grief,
    13. 13.  How do we learn lessons about life? Define beauty. Is it tangible or intangible? Think of some colors, what do specific colors represent?
    14. 14.  Partners read the poem As you and your partner read, record the inferences made for each stanza and pair of lines on the right side of the T-Chart. Write an essential message (main idea) of the poem, based on your inferences.
    15. 15. Poem My InferencesMy mother taught me purple Although she never wore it.Wash-gray was her circle, the Tenement her orbit.My mother taught me golden And held me up to see it.Above the broken molding, Beyond the filthy street.My mother reached for beauty And for its lack she died,Who knew so much of duty She could not teach me pride.
    16. 16.  Copy and Answer the questions on the back of your paper. (Exit Ticket) “In Taught Me Purple, what does the speaker say her mother taught her? What does each color represent to the speaker”
    17. 17. 1. Students number off.2. Teacher asks a question.3. Students think and write.4. Heads Together: share & discuss.5. Teacher calls a number, student with that number answers.
    18. 18. 1. What do gold and purple represent in “Taught Me Purple”? How do you know this? Support your answer with examples and details from the poem.2. What connections can you find between “Taught Me Purple” and “Nothing Gold Can Stay?” How do you know this? Support your answer with examples and details from both poems.
    19. 19. 3. Look at “Taught Me Purple” and “Nothing Gold Can Stay.” Which lines best emphasize a loss of innocence? How do you know this? Support your answer with examples and details from the text.4. Using both pieces, explain how writers use figurative language to enhance the essential message in their writing. How do you know this? Support your with examples from the text.
    20. 20.  Guiding Question: How will you breathe life into a chosen color? Personification = when the writer gives human characteristics to a non-human thing (in this case COLOR) Directions: Write an original poem using Color/Colors to represent you.
    21. 21. Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And both that morning equally layAnd sorry I could not travel both In leaves no step had trodden black.And be one traveler, long I stood Oh, I marked the first for another day!And looked down one as far as I could Yet knowing how way leads on toTo where it bent in the undergrowth; way I doubted if I should ever come back.Then took the other, as just as fair,And having perhaps the better claim I shall be telling this with a sighBecause it was grassy and wanted Somewhere ages and ages hence: wear, Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,Though as for that the passing there I took the one less traveled by,Had worn them really about the same, And that has made all the difference. Using inferences you made throughout the poem, write an essential message.

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