The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Allusions

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An allusion can help a writer get a complex idea across with just a few words by tapping into shared cultural knowledge and memory. Examine this phenomenon in Robinson Jeffers' poems "To the House" and "Hooded Night." Learners discuss the allusions and compose brief essays about how they add to the meaning of the poems. The resource includes some information on the allusions and suggests providing time for research.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • The resource does include information about the allusions in the poems that can help the instructor and students as they work to unpack the poems
  • Comes with vocabulary and a homework assignment
Cons

  • Student knowledge of the references may vary, so you may wish to add in more time for research and more time to lead class members through the writing process