The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Symbols

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The hawk is a recurring symbol in Robinson Jeffers' poetry. Ask your learners to consider this symbol in the poems "Hurt Hawks" and "Rock and Hawk." Pupils discuss these two poems and compare them to poems read earlier in this series. They then compose brief essays explaining Jeffers' feeling toward hawks, citing specific textual evidence.

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  • The resource includes thought-provoking questions that will guide students as they think deeply about symbolism
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