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Teaching A Dream Within a Dream

A Dream Within a Dream

"A Dream Within a Dream" is a poem written by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1849. The poem is 24 lines, divided into two stanzas. The poem questions the way one can distinguish between reality and fantasy, asking, "Is all that we see or seem but a dream within a dream?"

Edgar Allan Poe
Public Domain

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How do the images in the poem help to reveal the speaker's perspective on reality?
STANDARDS:
RL.4 - Key Terms & Tone, RL.5 - Text Structure

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

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