"Things are not what they seem" in this poetry activity, which discusses Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "A Psalm of Life." Your students will see the world through the eyes of the transcendentalists after analyzing the meaning, context, and rhyme scheme of this uplifting poem. Additionally, a graphic organizer allows them to choose six lines to paraphrase, creating a loose summary. Soon your students, "still achieving, still pursuing" will "learn to labor and to wait."
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