Exploring Contrasts in "The Lanyard" by Billy Collins

Middle schoolers analyze the speaker's ideas and tone in the Billy Collins poem "The Lanyard." After identifying how each of the five senses is addressed in the poem, they compare images to draw conclusions about the speaker and his mother. They then identify irony in the poem and view a video of Billy Collins reading his poem.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
English Language Arts
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategies
Research
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Technology
Video
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