The Hidden Drama of A Poem: Person, Situation, and Tone
Since the meaning of a poem is often not clear upon first perusal, readers must find clues to discover who is speaking, what is happening, and what the mood of a particular poem is. This unit introduces the important concepts of person, situation, and tone in poetry. An additional segment features a reading of Roethke’s My Papa’s Waltz and typical student questions and remarks about the poem. The DVD includes a printable teacher guide featuring reproducible handouts, activities, vocabulary words, and other related materials. 23 minutes. Recommended for grades 5-12.